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Batesville Parks to offer Swim Your Resolution challenge for the month of January.

Brandon Shrader

Looking to kickstart your 2019 the right way? Well look no further because Batesville Parks and Recreation is offering just the thing. For the entire month of January, the parks department is excited to introduce a challenge to Swim Your Resolution! The Swim Your Resolution program is a long-distance swim challenge where participants have the option to swim a 5K (3.1 miles), 10k (6.2 miles), or a 20k (12.4 miles) throughout the month of January. Batesville Parks and Recreation will also offer a “Beast Mode” challenge for advanced swimmers who may opt to do all three options which would total 35K (21.7 miles). All participants will receive a long sleeve t-shirt for registering and a medal upon completion of the program with registration cost being $25 for members and $30 for guests. Community Center memberships are not included but are sold separate in 10 day, monthly, and annual passes.

The Swim Your Resolution monthly challenge is just one of a complete series of challenges planned out for 2019.  As a part of the 2019 Ultimate Wellness Challenge, Batesville Parks and Recreation is providing a 365-day wellness challenge encouraging everyone to participate and be the best you in 2019! This will include five other challenges throughout the year and other racing events yet released. Find out more about the Ultimate Wellness Challenge and Swim Your Resolution at . You can register online or at the Community Center front desk, the deadline is January 14th.

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