Team Cottam takes on Swimathon for Marie Curie
On Saturday 27th April at 8am Team Cottam will quite literally be "in at the deep end".
Our intrepid team of swimmers will be completing 1000m each towards a team goal of 5000m in under 2 and a half hours.
Swimathon is a nationwide swimming challenge, which began in 1986. The event encourages swimmers across the UK to swim a variety of challenge distances at their local pool and raise money for charity. Since established, more than half a million swimmers have taken part, raising over £38 million for charitable causes.
The corporate 5K sees workplace teams from across the UK swimming to raise vital funds for Marie Curie while competing for their place on the Corporate wall of fame.
Competing for Cottam will be: Kathy Bevan, James Hudson, Ben Cottam, Dave Leathead, Charlotte Cottam.
Its fair to say that Team Cottam's training has been intermittent. "We all did an initial swim to make sure we could actually cover the distance" says Sales Director & Team Captain, Kathy Bevan. "since then we haven't followed any strict training regime..... although maybe at 8am on Saturday morning we will wish we had!".
A few of the team are hoping to acheive personal bests on the day. James Hudson, Industrial Designer, is aiming to take several minutes off his current time. "Its all got quite competitive" says James, "I don't think anyone wants to be the slowest!".
While having friendly competition all adds to the fun, there is a serious reason behind taking on the swim. Marie Curie has been the official charity partner of Swimathon since 2007. The charity provides support for terminally ill patients allowing them the choice to be cared for in their own home. Supporting Swimathon helps Marie Curie nurses to provide free hands-on care and emotional support for patients and their families, in their own homes, right until the end.
If you can, please sponsor Team Cottam by following this link Swimathon/Team Cottam