The world's biggest fundraising swim, Swimathon 2012, takes place from 27-29 April. It's been an annual event since 1986 with more than half a million swimmers raising over £36 million for charity.
Thousands of swimmers in the west are getting ready to take the plunge.. Find out which pools in the west are taking part. Entry closes on 25 April.
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