Could you take the plunge for Great East Swim?

The Great East Swim 2016. picture: SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL

The Great East Swim 2016. picture: SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

A training program for this year's Great East Swim is filling up fast - but there is still time to sign up.

With courses starting on Saturday, March 18 and 25, the Mildenhall Great East Swim training program supports participants to build up their stamina, strength, confidence and technique over the course of 12 weeks to take on the challenge.

With different programmes for people aged 35 to 49 or over-50, the training is open to anyone who is not currently taking part in regular physical activity.

Providing three months of fully supported training, pre-event open water training sessions and much more, over six years the program has helped over 250 people in the area to make a positive lifestyle change.

Anyone interested in taking part in the training for the Great East Swim this year should make contact with Carol Lukins, programme co-ordinator, on

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