The Olympic swimmers Duncan Goodhew and Mark Foster visited Christ’s Hospital school as part of a promotion for the Sport Relief Swimathon. This year there are 644 pools around the UK taking part in the swimathon.
OLYMPIC swimmers, Duncan Goodhew and Mark Foster, and BBC Breakfast sports reporter, Mike Bushell, joined Christ’s Hospital school pupils for a swimathon promotion to be broadcast on BBC Breakfast show.
The swimmers joined pupils at Bluecoats Health and Fitness Club to recreate some of the swimming categories of the 1900s, including the plunge, the under water swim and the obstacle, which have now been dropped from the Olympics.
Ben Way, who organised the swimathon said Christ’s Hospital have been one of the biggest school supporters of the Sport Relief swimathon over the last few years.
He said: “Considering there 644 pools around the country taking part, to be one of the biggest school pools involved is a big achievement.
“People who do a 2.5 to 5KM swim will be doing it for Marie Curie. This is the first time we have had a swimming option as well as a running option and we already have a few thousand people involved and we are hoping that’ll be tens of thousands by the time of… continue reading
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