A 10-year-old from Radlett has entered Swimathon 2019 to raise money for charity and honour the memory of his grandmother.
Archie Shaw has entered the competition, which is on March 30, and already raised £1,350.00 for charities Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.
He has also dedicated his swim, which will be 2.5k, 100 lengths, to his grandma, who sadly passed away two years before Archie was born.
Archie trains tirelessly with CostA (City of St Albans) Swimming Club and swims four times a week. His aim is to complete the Swimathon in under one-and-a-half hours.
He said: “I’m really proud to be doing this challenge in memory of my grandma, who I never got a chance to meet and want to raise as much as I can for Cancer Research, as I know so many families are affected by this. I am nervous about the distance of the swim but am excited to challenge myself and do my best and will aim to swim as quickly as possible.”
Archie’s family added: “We are so proud of Archie, he tries hard in his training and is always doing his best. He has always loved swimming and is really excited to take on this challenge of 2.5K and is pushing himself to complete it as fast as he can. Thank you for all the support he has received so far.”
To sponsor Archie, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/archie-shaw