Welcome to The Swimathon Foundation – the charity behind the world’s biggest fundraising swim, Swimathon.
Every year, Swimathon brings together swimmers in 600 local pools across the nation to challenge their swimming abilities and raise funds for charity. In our 30 year history, swimmers have raised an incredible £50 million for such well known charities as Marie Curie, Sport Relief, Macmillan Cancer Support, NSPCC, The British Heart Foundation and The Prince’s Trust.
The Swimathon Foundation also supports smaller organisations that are involved with local swimming projects through its Community Grants scheme. In the past a variety of initiatives, including swimming programmes for those with special needs, participation schemes by youth groups, clubs for the elderly, swimming clubs and disability groups have all benefitted from its support.
If you share The Swimathon Foundation’s passion for swimming, then why not get involved with Swimathon or find out more about a Community Grant.
Swimathon 2019 runs from 29th to 31st March and involves a range of different challenges that makes it suitable for all. Beginners can sign up to swim 400m, 1.5km or even 2.5km, which is 100 laps of a 25m pool and a great target to aim towards. ..... read more
Dawn Barratt is taking on the brand new Triple 5k challenge this year to help raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie. On top of that, she's attempting to swim the three 5ks all in 1 day! Both of these charities are very close to her..... read more
Swimathon, the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim is back for 2019 and swimmers across the UK are being encouraged to jump in to one of over 600 participating pools and raise vital funds to help support the amazing work done by Cancer Research U..... read more
We encourage people do get out and about as much as possible so we get asked about safety a lot. The Wild Swimming Brothers are keen advocates for open water swimming, and have swum in rivers, tarns and lakes across the world. ..... read more