The Swimathon Foundation announced last week that it has supported over 100 swimming and aquatic organisations through its Covid-19 Relief Fund. The full announcement can be viewed here.
Many of the organisations that have been supported through the Relief Fund have shared their thanks with the Swimathon Foundation. A selection of these can be found here.
Long-time Swimathon supporter and former Commonwealth and World champion, Mark Foster, said:
“It is fantastic to see the Swimathon Foundation support the swimming community at this difficult time. These grants will be a lifeline to many people and will play a crucial role in helping to support local clubs and individuals who do so much to keep swimming communities active. Swimathon has been a force for good in swimming communities all across the UK for over 30 years and it is fantastic to see the Swimathon Foundation support people in their time of need.”
Anthony Kendall OBE, Chair of the Swimathon Foundation echoed these sentiments:
“In these difficult times for all swimming organisations, the Swimathon Foundation has been determined to play its part in supporting those smaller, local groups that are the foundation of swimming participation throughout the UK. We have been taken aback by the number of people who need help during these unprecedented times. Swimming is a vital community activity and we are proud to play our part.”