Swimathon is the world's biggest fundraising swim
Swimathon is a nationwide swimming challenge, which began in 1986. The event encourages swimmers across the UK to swim a variety of challenge distances at their local pool and raise money for charity. Since established, more than half a million swimmers have taken part, raising over £38 million for charitable causes.
"Swimathon provides motivation and a personal challenge to swimmers nationwide. It also offers a goal to train for, a target to achieve and a great cause to support.” Duncan Goodhew
MBE, Olympic gold medallist, London 2012 Ambassador and Swimathon President
"Although it gets a bit harder with each passing year, I am looking forward to taking part again and shall be giving the Individual 5k a go. I hope even more people will be able to participate in the event to raise money for a great cause.” Paul Ng, Swimathon Hall-of-Famer
Swimathon 2013, 26-28 April
, will give thousands of swimmers the opportunity take on Swimathon’s established Distance Challenges
, including the Individual 5k, Individual 2.5k and Individual 1.5k! Up to five people can also create a team to take on the Team 5k and Team 1.5k challenges. All challenges are in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Swimathon 2012 saw thousands of swimmers take to 645 pools across the UK, our highest number of pools to date! The continued support of our pools is paramount to organising the event and making your experience one to remember.
"It's a wonderful cause, well supported here by the customers and swimming staff.” Swimming Development Manager at Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex, 2012
"It was the first year for us and we thought it was fantastic - thank you all very much for your help and fingers and toes crossed we get selected to take part next year, when we will be building on our success from this year.” Operations Manager at Shaftesbury Leisure Pool, 2012
Over the years, Swimathon has raised funds for a variety of nominated charities. We are thrilled to announce that, in 2013, Swimathon is once again joining forces with Marie Curie Cancer Care to promote what is hoped will be the best Swimathon ever!
Fundraising is quick, easy and secure with our unique, online fundraising pages, designed especially for Swimathon participants. It’s more than just a page – you will gain access to a range of fundraising tips and ideas to help you gain as much sponsorship as possible!