SWIMMERS at a Beaconsfield club are calling for the community to dive in and help them with an ambitious 24-hour aquatic challenge to raise money for Sport Relief.

Two years ago, Sports Nut Swim School was thwarted in its attempt to hold a 12-hour swimathon for the BBC charity when a temporary pool closure scuppered their plans.

But the club, which is based at Davenies School on Station Road, is now planning to go 12 better and organise a 24-hour swimming challenge for Saturday, March 22.

And swimmers at the club are looking for volunteers of all ages to take the plunge and swim as many lengths as they can in a 45 or 60 minute time slot.

inspired by David Walliams’ 140-mile Thames swim in 2011, Sports Nut members are looking for swimmers aged four and upwards to get involved with family members and form a team of three or four.

Trained lifeguards will be on duty for the duration of the challenge.

To book your slot, go to www.sports-nut.co.uk, click on the swimathon link and follow the instructions.

Each swimmer is asked to donate £5 with all money going to BBC Sport Relief, part of the Comic Relief Charity, which uses the money at home and abroad to help some of the poorest and most needy people and communities.