I’ve been considering doing the Swimathon again for years (I last did it in 1992), and since the 2007 event has just been launched, I thought I’d sign myself up quick before thinking about it too deeply. I’m going to swim 5km on March 24th next year, and I aim to raise at least £500 for Marie Curie Cancer Care. You can get your good deed for the day done very simply by (and here, I’m beginning to sound embarrasingly like the geordie fundraiser from hell on the Catherine Tate show) going to my personal page on the Swimathon website. (You can also search for other swimmers by name or pool location – a very nice touch). Just click on the ‘sponsor me’ button and it’s over and done with in seconds.