Swimmers have until Tuesday to register for next Saturday’s Buckingham Swimathon.
And contestants have received a message of support from local swimming hero, Olympic and Great Britain swimmer Craig Gibbons, who is currently training in Dubai.
Mr Gibbons, who attended Steeple Claydon Primary School and The Buckingham School, said: “I’ve been swimming since I was a little boy.
“It’s great for keeping fit and healthy, but most importantly, swimming is something the whole family can have fun doing. I wish all entrants the very best of luck on Saturday, March 14.”
Organised by Buckingham Rotary Club, the Swimathon, at Buckingham’s Swan Pool, aims to raise over £10,000 for local charities and good causes, including Florrie’s Children’s Team, Buckingham & Winslow Citizens Advice Bureau, Buckingham & Winslow Young Carers and Buckingham Youth Centre.