PEOPLE in the Wellington area still have time to sign up for Swimathon, the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim, to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.   

Swimathon takes place from Friday, April 27, to Sunday, April 29, and participants can choose from a range of challenges including 400m, 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k or team distances of 1.5k or 5k. 

Swimmers of all ages and abilities are being invited to take part in the annual sponsored swim at pools across Somerset and North Devon

There’s also the opportunity to take part in ‘MySwimathon’, in which participants can complete one of the individual challenges or set their own distance at any time from April 20 to May 6.  

Swimathon started in 1988 and since then more than 700,000 participants have dived into 1,000 pools across the UK and raised over £48 million for different charities.

For more information and to sign up, visit