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Diabetes UK looking for swimmers to take on the swimming challenge of the year

Date published: 11 January 2018


Diabetes UK is looking for local people to take on the swimming challenge of the year, Swim22, between 22 February and 22 May.

Swim22 participants will cover 22 miles – the equivalent of crossing the English Channel.

People taking on the challenge can swim in their local pool alone or, better still, with family, friends or colleagues. The distance can even be split between a team to make it easier for everyone.

Stephen Ryan, Head of the North at Diabetes UK said: “Swimming is a fantastic way to stay fit and healthy, have fun and set yourself a challenge. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned swimmer, our team will be on hand to offer swimming tips and fundraising advice.

“Every day, around 700 people are diagnosed with diabetes. When diabetes is not well managed it can lead to serious complications including heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and amputations. Every length you complete and every pound you raise brings us closer to our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm. So sign up and make a splash.”

To register, visit:

www.diabetes.org.uk/swim22

There is no registration fee and no minimum sponsorship.


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