Swimmers and non swimmers alike will be joining the Rotary Global Swimathon on 25 February and local residents will have the opportunity of becoming part of a world record attempt in the process.

The pool at Training Edge is covered and heated and will be the venue for the Swimathon. Photo: Paul van Jaarsveld

All over the world, between 2 – 3 pm, participants will each swim 100 m and in doing so, will try set a new world record for the most people swimming 100 m in an hour. The record will be ratified by the Guinnes Book of World Records.

The proceeds from the swim will go towards eradicating polio around the world. Rotary Jeffreys Bay, Training Edge Gym and J’Bay Swim have all joined the cause and will the faciliting the swim.

Registration will start at 1 pm at the Training Edge Gym in Diaz Road and the swimmers will hit the water at 2 pm. Entry fee for the event is R 50 and Training Edge has sponsored some awesome prizes.

Entries have already opened and entry forms are available at the reception of Training Edge Gym.

For more information email salomien@pixie.co.za

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