Freedom Leisure hosted the Swimathon 2018 event across 34 pools in the UK seeing over 750 swimmers take part and raising over £50,000.
But as well as that we also smashed the inaugural Swimathon Corporate Challenge, started by Swimathon this year.
The Swimathon organisers wanted to give businesses an opportunity for their employees to team up, train together and compete against other companies to win the Corporate Challenge title, while also enabling organisations to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.
Freedom Leisure was one of 10 companies who signed up to the Corporate Challenge and topped the table with the most swimmers, swimming a total distance of 150,300 metres.
To support and encourage freedom staff to get involved MD Ivan Horsfall Turner decided to issue a challenge of his own – and issued a ‘Beat the Boss’ trial, promising to visit the centres of any staff who managed to beat his 5k swim time and be at their disposal for the day. He worked hard as a result!