Welcome to the Swimathon Foundation, the charity behind Swimathon, the world’s biggest annual pool based fundraising swim, and other swimming campaigns and activities including Open Water Swimathon, School Swimathon and Marathon Swims.
The Swimathon Foundation and its Charity Partners – currently Marie Curie and Cancer Research UK – work together to promote their charitable activities through the promotion of and participation in Swimathon events and in doing so raise funds from members of the public in support of their activities.
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.
As the UK deals with COVID-19, the Swimathon Foundation is aware that the aquatics community faces a hugely challenging time. In response to this, the Swimathon Foundation launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund which provided over £50,000 of grant funding to help support those small swimming and aquatics organisations which form the bedrock of the swimming and aquatics community across the UK to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Swimathon Foundation has today announced that this year’s Swimathon has raised over £1 million. These funds will support the essential work of Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie as well as promoting swimming and underpinning its vital role in hea..... read more