World Record raises thousands for Cancer Support

A new world record hosted by hot tub and swim spa specialist All Swim has helped raise over £10,000 to boost vital cancer care support in Wales.

WhatSpa? Professional 2021 dealership All Swim provided the use of an Endless Pools display model at its award-winning showroom at the Link Trade Park in Penarth Road, Cardiff as part of a successful record-breaking 24-hour swim by swimming coach Dave Tonge of Heathwood Swimming. Along with claiming a new world record he smashed his £1,000 fundraising target for Velindre Cancer Centre in the process.

Dave provides swimming coaching and tuition with the use of Endless Pools models at the Heathwood Swimming facility and linked up with All Swim in an attempt to gain a place in the Guinness book of World Records with a verified 24-hour swim at the wet leisure company’s showroom that was broadcast on YouTube. The official record success and over 200 donations have taken a Just Giving page tally way beyond the original target with more than £8,000 being committed towards the final total that surpassed the £10,000 mark.

Previously Dave had raised £5,300 for NHS charities after completing a 21-mile swimming challenge over a 12-hour period in his own Endless Pools model during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown period, and this inspired him to test his stamina even further as part of a 24-hour record-breaking attempt with the host facility support and sponsorship of All Swim.

Since the record-breaking success and ahead of its 50th anniversary celebrations in 2022, Caldera Spas, Fantasy Spas, Nordic Spas and Wellis specialist supplier All Swim has been assisting Dave and his fellow swimming coaches to expand their use of Endless Pools models with an extra model to be available in November for additional tuition at the Heathwood Swimming facility based at the South Point Industrial Estate in Cardiff.

Experienced swimming coach and Dave gained the Royal Life Saving Society UK Service Cross award for 20 years of service in 2020 and was previously Performance Director for the Student Swim team at Cardiff Met University where he achieved the ‘Coach of the Year’ award in 2016.

Most recently Dave has increased his experience and participation at open water events and had been training to compete in the next IronMan Wales endurance race hosted by the seaside village of Tenby in Pembrokeshire, after completing the 2018 and 2019 editions before the COVID-19 pandemic forced cancellations for this September’s outing and also in 2020. He has also famously provided swimming coaching for Gareth Thomas ahead of the Welsh rugby star’s IronMan Wales 2019 participation.

As part of its Endless Pools options All Swim supplies the 2020 WhatSwimSpa? Best Buy Award-winning X500 and E550, as well as the 2021 WhatSwimSpa? Best Buy Award-winning dual-chamber E2000 model that has been proclaimed as providing the ‘ultimate in versatile hydrotherapy’ in the WhatSwimSpa? Verdict.

Along with the 2021 WhatSpa? Best Buy Award-winning Caldera Spas and the Fantasy Spas hot tub brands from Watkins Wellness, and distributed in the UK by Certikin, All Swim is currently promoting its Cove Spas range from Nordic Hot Tubs that includes the 2021 WhatSpa? Best Buy Award-winning five-seater Retreat model.

As part of its latest sales and marketing initiatives to prospective South Wales customers, the dealership is supplying free steps, cover lifter, delivery, positioning and commissioning; as part of a promotional package worth £659, for every Cove Spas purchase.

All Swim is also currently promoting the Weekend Spas range by Wellis that includes the compact twin-lounger 330/2L model, which comes in at 200 x 150 x 78cm and has a 498litre water capacity.

Alex Clamp

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