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British swimming stars join SwimBritain at Blenheim Palace

Olympic silver medallist and double World Champion Keri-Anne Payne and Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew joined hundreds of swimmers as they took part in British Gas SwimBritain in the Great Lake at Blenheim Palace on 7 September.

Now in its second year, British Gas SwimBritain encourages more people to swim regularly and sees the stars of British Swimming plus celebrities including David Walliams joining the public in the water at 11 locations nationwide between 30 August and 4 October.

Participants compete as teams of four to complete relay challenges of 500m and 1,000m before receiving their medals, with some swimmers using the event to raise funds for charity.

The event at Blenheim was a fun-packed day for spectators as well as those competing, with a range of indoor and outdoor activities to keep families entertained, including arts and craft activities, a Wii Sports station, a nine-hole crazy golf course, table tennis and performances from a live jazz band.

 

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British swimming stars join SwimBritain at Blenheim Palace

Olympic silver medallist and double World Champion Keri-Anne Payne and Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew joined hundreds of swimmers as they took part in British Gas SwimBritain in the Great Lake at Blenheim Palace on 7 September.

Now in its second year, British Gas SwimBritain encourages more people to swim regularly and sees the stars of British Swimming plus celebrities including David Walliams joining the public in the water at 11 locations nationwide between 30 August and 4 October.

Participants compete as teams of four to complete relay challenges of 500m and 1,000m before receiving their medals, with some swimmers using the event to raise funds for charity.

The event at Blenheim was a fun-packed day for spectators as well as those competing, with a range of indoor and outdoor activities to keep families entertained, including arts and craft activities, a Wii Sports station, a nine-hole crazy golf course, table tennis and performances from a live jazz band.

 

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