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.
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.
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.
Swimming has led me on a number of adventures and many new experiences, over the past four years, however I had never anticipated that it would see me walking through London, at half past six on a Sunday morning. One thing I don’t do, is mornings! There also one another thing, I don’t do, but have wanted to try since I started my swimming journey in 2015, is open water swimming, aside from swimming in the sea, on holidays abroad. Only recently, I celebrated my birthday, by jumping off the back of boat, into the sea, in Cyprus. The Blue Lagoon to be precise! However, abroad, the sea is warmer and you can see what is below you.
Meet our youngest Swimathon Ambassador - Paige Gallagher, and read about her experience at this year's Ambassador Day hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist and Swimathon President Duncan Goodhew
Paul Hague has been taking part in Swimathon for 10 years, and has now swum 1,600 lengths of his local pool to support Marie Curie Nurses, after they cared for his uncle Gordon at home.
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.