Join thousands of other swimmers over the next three months in a bid to swim the English Channel, raising money for Aspire – the charity for people who have suffered spinal cord injuries – by completing lengths at your local Everyone Active pool.
This year marks the 20th that the challenge has been run and in that time, more than 50,000 participants from across the country – with more than 5,000 expected to take part in 2019 – have swum a combined total of more than 1.5 million miles and raised an unbelievable £6 million for the charity. This year, the charity is expecting the charity to raise an extra £500,000 to help people who have suffered with spinal chord injuries.
The challenge is to swim the 22 miles between Dover and Calais (or as far as you can) in your local swimming pool over the 12 weeks between 9 September and 2 December 2019. Swimming is a fantastic all-body workout and the Aspire Challenge is a great way to shake off the summer excesses throughout the autumn.
As if raising money for charity, the thrill of challenging yourself and all the associated fitness, physical and mental health benefits of regular swimming aren’t enough motivation to keep you going throughout the challenge, by taking part, you’re also entitled to certain rewards, depending on how much you raise.
By raising £25, you qualify for a fabulous Aspire Swim Challenge Medal and certificate. Meanwhile, should you manage to raise £150, you get a great pair of Zoggs Ultima Air Mirror goggles and £450 gets you a superb Zoggs towel to dry yourself off with after your triumphant final length. Finally, raise £1000 and you’ll get the Ultimate Aspire Swim Package. This consists of the aforementioned goggles, the Zoggs towel, a whole host of Aspire goodies towel, along with your medal and certificate.
If you’d like to take on this fantastic challenge, click here and you can take part at any of the 120+ Everyone Active centres that include a swimming pool. So why not take part, spread the word and get swimming this autumn?