WHAT IS SWIMATHON?

Swimathon 2021 will take place on Friday 10 - Sunday 12 September at over 300 venues across the UK. We have challenges from 400m all the way up to the Triple 5k. Find out more about the distances on offer below.

Can’t make these dates or none of the venues close enough to you? Or do you just want a bit more flexibility to your Swimathon challenge? Then take advantage of our MySwimathon option, which includes the epic new 30.9 challenge! Click here to learn more.

INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGES

400m

In its fourth year now, the individual 400m challenge has cemented itself as a staple Swimathon distance. If you haven’t swum for a while, or you’re just falling in love with the sport, our 400m challenge if the one for you! It’s the equivalent of 16 lengths of a 25m pool so perfect for everybody.

1.5k

A great challenge for novice swimmers, or those who prefer to up their speed over shorter distances. If you want to challenge yourself with 60 lengths of a 25m pool, whilst raising vital funds for our incredible charity partners, this is for you.

2.5k

If you’re looking to go to great lengths to get sponsored, how about 100 of them? This centurion challenge is ideal if you’ve tackled a shorter distance in the past and you’re now looking to up your endurance. It’s time to jump in and make some proper fundraising waves …

5k

The original and by far the most popular Swimathon Challenge returns for yet another year. This distance takes dedication, commitment and a good training programme to complete… all of which we are on hand to help with! As swimming 200 lengths of a 25m pool will leave you and everyone else breathless, your efforts are sure to be rewarded with lots more sponsorship, and a special 5k medal at the end of it!

Triple 5k

For all those looking to step up from the epic 5k swim – back by popular demand is our Triple 5k challenge, which equates to a whopping 600 lengths! Find out more here.

TEAM CHALLENGES

1.5k

It’s time to get the band back together! Take on 60 lengths of a 25m pool with your friends and family and split the swimming in a relay format. Tell everyone you know and watch your sponsorship total come along swimmingly.

5k

Is everyone you know as much of a water baby as you? Round up all those water-loving friends and take on 200 lengths of a 25m pool together. Have the whole squad lapping up that combined sponsorship money and wear those medals with pride!

OUR PARTNERS

CHARITY BENEFICIARY

Marie Curie

CHARITY BENEFICIARY

Cruk

CHARITY BENEFICIARY

Swimathon Foundation

EVENT PARTNER

Swim England

EVENT PARTNER

Scottish Swimming

EVENT PARTNER

Swim Wales

FUNDRAISING PLATFORM PARTNER

Just Giving
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