What is Swimathon?
We are the UK's biggest fundraising swim
From Friday 17 to Sunday 19 April 2015, swimmers took part in Swimathon 2015, fundraising for Marie Curie. The UK’s biggest fundraising swimming event saw thousands of people taking the plunge at hundreds of pools around the country, including the London Aquatics Centre at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Our challenges are designed to suit all levels of fitness, all abilities and all ages. Swimmers were able to choose to take on one of our individual 1.5k, 2.5km or 5k challenges or the Team 1.5k and 5k. There was also the option to take on your challenge, your way by signing up to SimplySwim.
"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 Swimathon 2015 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.