MANCHESTER, England, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Ecover Blue Mile, the mass participation water sports event designed to encourage more people to get active and support greater care of our seas, shores and wildlife, is delighted to announce that Aqua Sphere has been chosen as its official swim kit partner. Launched in 2010, the Ecover Blue Mile has grown from a flagship event in Plymouth to encompass over 200 grassroots events around the UK, including a new schools event to link school sport with marine conservation. With the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) as its official charity, the Ecover Blue Mile encourages people across the UK to connect with their local beach and waterway by doing a sponsored mile in or next to water. The challenge can encompass swimming, paddling or even zorbing a blue mile and the aim this year is to raise £50,000 for MCS.
The Ecover Blue Mile was created by triple round the world sailor and ocean advocate, Conrad Humphreys of Sport Environment. He says "Aqua Sphere is a proven and respected brand in swimming and we are delighted to receive the team's support as our official swim kit partner. Best known for its innovative curved lens goggles, Aqua Sphere is generously donating swim caps for all those who choose to swim their sponsored mile and is also donating a selection of prize bundles including wet suits to spur swimmers on."
Martin Newton of Aqua Sphere says "Aqua Sphere is part of the globally acclaimed Aqua Lung International group and it is very much part of our corporate culture to support the protection of our water environment and the creatures within it. We are thrilled to offer our support to the Ecover Blue Mile and we fully emulate Sport Environment's passion and commitment to creating a better future for our seas and wildlife. We would encourage as many people as possible to sign up for the Ecover Blue Mile flagship event in Plymouth on 14th-15th September and to get involved in the other events and help to raise as much money as possible for the MCS."
For more information visit www.thebluemile.org and follow at http://www.facebook.com/thebluemile and twitter.com/thebluemile. For more information on Aqua Sphere's award winning goggles, wet suits, swimwear, fins and accessories visit www.aquasphereswim.com and follow at http://www.facebook.com/aquasphere .
SOURCE Aqua Sphere