Team GB swimming heroes Mark Foster and Duncan Goodhew are urging people to sign up to Swimathon 2019. Foster, the former World, European and Commonwealth champion, who set eight world records during a glittering career, is supporting the campaign, alongside Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew, the president of Swimathon.
Swim England’s experts have got you covered to help you develop your front crawl technique with some brilliant videos and pointers to work on when you next visit the swimming pool.
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.
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 heart after tragically losing two of her family members a few years ago.
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 UK and Marie Curie.
Get set to swim your best again in 2019! The Swimathon Foundation is once again joining forces with Swim England for the school swimming programme that helps all children to swim their best.
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.
The mass start is something the Wild Swimming Brothers have struggled with various times at the start of a race. The start can be very difficult, and off putting, as it’s not something you can really prepare for when training.
The Wild Swimming Brothers, ambassadors for this year’s Open Water Swimathon know a lot when it comes to wetsuits! They're keen advocates for open water swimming, and have swum in rivers, tarns and lakes across the world.
The biggest thing when you’re just getting used to open water is to not rush and not go too far out of your depth quickly. Wherever you’re swimming, in a lake, in a river or in the sea you can always swim close to the shore rather than going out in a straight line. Middle Brother Calum and Younger Brother Jack, ambassadors for this year’s Open Water Swimathon have recorded some videos full of tips and advice ahead of the big day.