I love to be in the water (or on the snow, of course) and my place to swim in Durham is the Pace Health Club pool at the Radisson Blu hotel. I love their pool so much I even put it in a quilt:
This morning (22 February 2016) a charity Swim-athon was held in the pool to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust (click here to go to the Trust website) which exists to improve the quality of life and chances of survival for young cancer patients aged 13-24. The aim of the Swim-athon is to complete 28 miles in 12 hours with different people volunteering to swim at different times, each taking a half-hour slot.
I hasten to add that 28 miles is the cumulative total of all the swims. So my time-slot was 10am (a privilege of the freelance life!) and I managed to clock up 52 lengths in my 30 minutes. The event was really well organised, with a poolside table manned by the organiser of the event, Terri Scott, who is the Front Office Team Leader at the Radisson. The Teenage Cancer Trust is the hotel’s chosen charity. Terri has set up a Just Giving Page for anyone who would like to make a contribution to the charity for this event. It is http://www.justgiving.com/DurhamRADSWIM I was even given a thank-you card. How nice is that?