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 president and Olympic god medallist, Duncan Goodhew went to visit Jessie Younghusband school in Chichester a few weeks ago to thank them for being such incredible supporters of School Swimathon 2019. Here, Duncan led a fun swimming session..... read more
Here at Open Water Swimathon, we are super excited to announce the launch of our Open Water Swimathon Summer Competition! This incredible opportunity will give all our swimmers the chance to win some amazing prizes courtesy of our partners...... read more
Open Water Swimathon is back for a third year in 2019 and will be taking place on Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 September at a number of venues across the UK. Start your open water journey today with Open Water Swimathon 2019! ..... read more
The 32nd annual Swimathon, the world’s biggest fundraising swim, raised £1.8m for charity following Swimathon’s event weekend, with money still coming in ..... read more