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Julie swims 60 lengths in 60 minutes and donates £60

27 Jul 2021

Our General Manager, Julie has been making good use of the neighbouring leisure facilities by swimming several days a week before work.

Julie has a ‘special birthday’ coming up and so set herself the challenge to swim 60 lengths in 60 minutes and donate £60 to York Against Cancer.

Julie says “Long gone are my running days but as I like to keep myself fit; I have started to go swimming before work here at Better Leisure Centre in the LNER Community Stadium. I am about to celebrate a ‘special birthday’ so I thought I would challenge myself to swim 60 lengths in 60 minutes and donate £60. Bet you can’t guess how old I am?”

“My swimming style is not the best and I might not progress quickly out of the slow lane but this week alone I’ve managed over 2 miles – so getting better and stronger all the time. Keeping fit has always been important to me and swimming is making me feel so energised.”

“Completing my challenge on the day the Olympics started seemed very fitting and made me think… Could you set yourself a challenge and fundraise for York Against Cancer?”

If you would like to fundraise for us then get in touch at, call us on 01904 764466 or message us via our socials. We’d love to hear from you.