SWIMMING: EXPERIENCED swimmers from Crewe are gearing up for a marathon which will help charity at a stroke.
Members of the Crewe Dolphin Adult Swimming Club will divide into three teams for the Rotary Club of Sandbach's annual swimathon, which takes place in March.
The event, which is expected to raise around £7,000 for local causes, sets a testing task of swimming as many lengths as possible in 50 minutes.
But chairman Keith Brassington says the Dolphins are up to the challenge and get plenty of practise.
He said: 'We swim at Crewe Baths twice a week - it's just that not many people know it. The swimathon is a fun event which raises money for less fortunate people. If anyone wants to take part, but cannot find a team, contact us and we will find you a place.'
The Dolphins were formed in 1972 by Frank Barber, who is still a member. They aim to provide a friendly atmosphere for people aged 18 and over, who want to relax and swim. They have two qualified instructors who can teach beginners.
Mr Brassington added: 'The younger generation have the right to enjoy themselves at the baths, but there is a need for quiet time, where adults can swim after they have finished their chores or put children to bed.'
The Dolphins meet between 9.15pm and 10.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Keith Brassington on 01270 628280 for more information.