Melton’s 18th Swimarathon will take place next month.
The event, which is organised by the Melton Lions, could see hundreds of swimmers take the plunge at Waterfield Leisure Centre to raise money for local causes.
So far there has been a steady entry by teams but there are still ten slots left.
The fundraiser is open to swimmers of all ages and ability (must be able to swim a length of the swimming pool). Teams of around six can apply and will have 55 minutes to swim as many lengths as they can on a relay basis.
Charities and other causes which will benefit from the Swimarathon this year include Melton Mencap and Melton Young Carers (based at Venture House), Melton Mayor Tejpal Bains’s appeal for LOROS and NRAS (National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society), and various charitable projects supported by the Lions.
Lions president Sabrina Tate said: “The main objective is to raise money for local charities and we ask each team member to find sponsors.
“Enter a team and swim because it is a fun event for all ages and levels of competence. We urge you to have a go and enjoy yourselves.”
Swimming will start on the hour on Saturday, March 17, from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Teams will not be competing against each other, neither will individuals.
To enter a team at this year’s Swimarathon email Mrs Tate at email@example.com or call her on 01664 858988 or 07860 102223.