The Swimathon Foundation, the charity behind the hugely successful Swimathon campaign, is delighted to announce the introduction of a new challenge as part of the Swimathon family - Open Water Swimathon.
Meet one of our Swimathon Ambassadors - Mara Hafezi, and read about her experience at this year's Ambassador Day hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist and Swimathon President Duncan Goodhew!
Growing up, Nikki – a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Marie Curie Hospice, West Midlands – swam regularly at her local swimming club. After falling out of the habit at university, she started swimming regularly again in her 30s. In 2017, after a few years back in the pool, Nikki wanted to set herself a challenge and decided to sign up for her first open water swim - 1,500 metres, which she loved. Having discovered a new passion, she hasn’t looked back since.
Meet our first ever Open Water Swimathon Ambassadors and find out why they wanted to get involved in this year’s event! We’ll be following their swimming and fundraising journey right up until event day and beyond.
This year will be the fifth time that I have taken part in Swimathon and my third year of being a Swimathon Ambassador. The experience of being an Ambassador doesn’t get any less exciting and is still just as special, each time.
Following last week’s decision to postpone Swimathon 2020, we wanted to provide our swimming community with some news about our plans to reschedule the event later in the year.
New year, same mission for School Swimathon: inspire 16,000 pupils to ‘Swim their Best’! Created by The Swimathon Foundation, the charity behind Swimathon, the world’s largest annual fundraising swim, and Swim England, the national governing body for swimming in England, School Swimathon is setting the challenge to pupils all across the country to get the most from their school swimming lessons and swim further than they ever have before in 2018.
It is with great disappointment that I write to inform you that we have decided to postpone the Swimathon 2020 event weekend until later in the year.
Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew and Olympic silver medallist Keri-anne Payne joined Swimathon Ambassadors at the London Aquatics centre for the launch of Swimathon 2018.
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.