Knaresborough Swimarathon event planned

The 2013 Swimarathon (s)
The 2013 Swimarathon (s)

The third Knaresborough Rotary Club Swimarathon will take place at Knaresborough Swimming Pool in February.

Those wishing to take part in the event, on Saturday, February 22, can register now.

The Swimarathon is open to anyone aged 8yrs old and over who can swim 100 metres, which is four lengths of Knaresborough Swimming Pool, non-stop and without swimming aids.

Those aged 8-16 yrs must be accompanied by someone aged 16 or over.

Half of the funds raised at this event will go towards Yorkshire Air Ambulance and half to Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign, details of which can be found at

The entry fee is £2 for those in full time education and £3 for adults includes entry to the pool which will be closed to general swim admissions during this time. The evvnt runs between between 12 Noon and 1pm.

Swimmers are encouraged to obtain sponsorship for their swim, which can be a minimum of 4 lengths (100 metres) to a maximum swim time of 20 minutes, and if possible get sponsors to Gift Aid their donations.

Separate sponsor forms are available for Gift Aid.

The 2013 Swimarathon raised over £2,500.

More details available from Knaresborough Swimming Pool, Wild Orchid, 19-21, High St and Knaresborough Rotary Club web pages at or e.mail

Registration forms and cheques/cash can be returned to: Wild Orchid, 19-21, High St Knaresborough.

Rotary and Polio

In 1985 Rotary began working with the World Health Authority to eradicate Polio.

It is now two years since Polio was eradicated from India.

Today the disease is endemic in only three countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.

In 2012 Knaresborough Rotary Club won a prestigious award as the leading Polio fundraiser amongst Clubs in North and West Yorkshire.