Swim4leukaemia

Lewis Coleman

Swim4Leukaemia – the swimming world as one

As he stood on the block in the cauldron of noise that was Ponds Forge, the 100th and final swimmer of the Swim4Leukaemia relay, one gesture from Lewis Coleman changed the mood almost instantly. Until that point there had been almost a carnival atmosphere inside the pool hall as the hundreds of spectators cheered the team of swimmers towards a Guinness World Record for the 100 x 100m freestyle relay.

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100 swimmers, 1 record but many reasons to support Swim4Leukaemia

Cancer is something that touches many people’s lives and changes them dramatically. Often it inspires people to raise money for charities that deal in research or care for sufferers either in memory of lost loved ones or so that others too can benefit from the latest treatments. Often this might involve running a marathon or completing an open water swim or similar, but for GB swimmer Lewis Coleman that simply wasn’t enough – he wants to set a world record.

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