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Ask the Lifeguard: Addressing the barriers to swimming

Laura Winter went down to the London Aquatics Centre to ask the lifeguard everything you might need to know when you go to your local swimming pool. Our aim is to break down those barriers and encourage more people to swim and take on the Swimathon 2..... read more

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Guest Blogger Lorraine Lewis: Overcoming my fear of swimming

It’s not easy being an adult non–swimmer. People automatically assume as an adult you should know how to swim. You want to learn to swim but you feel stupid and too embarrassed to actually go and learn. That is me, the person who has always wanted t..... read more

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Guest Blogger Tamsin Smith: 8 tips to improve your body confidence

Body image and self-esteem can be distorted by many factors, including our moods and emotions, early experiences, our parents' attitudes and impressions that we get from the media. So, what can you do about this? How can you improve your body confide..... read more

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Guest Blogger Cadi Lambert: International Women's Day

Being a part of Swimathon has given me the same feeling that I had in Cuba last year. Swimming is one of the few sports with a higher percentage of female participants than male. When I head to the pool it is fantastic to see women of all shapes, siz..... read more

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Delighted to announce the winners for our Ultimate Swimming Competition

We are delighted to announce the winners for our Ultimate Swimming Competition! We had some fantastic prizes to give away including a 1 week holiday for 2 on the Caribbean island of Nevis and £250 Zoggs vouchers. ..... read more

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Guest Blogger Wanda Stockdale: It's never too late to learn how to swim

Learning to swim, can be a daunting prospect. The first piece of advice I would offer is, tell those you know of your plan to learn to swim. You may find yourself receiving questioning responses and raised eyebrows, as I did. You are never "too old" ..... read more

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The 2018 Swimathon Foundation Community Grants Scheme has opened

The 2018 Swimathon Foundation Community Grants Scheme opened on Friday 2 February and is inviting applications from groups and individuals who aim to provide and promote swimming in their local community. ..... read more

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Win a weeks holiday on Nevis in the Caribbean

We're excited to announce that all Swimathon 2018 participants that register before the 5th March will be entered into the Ultimate Swimming Competition. Enter now to be in the prize draw to win some amazing prizes, including a weeks holiday on Nevis..... read more

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Guest Blogger Stephen Morrison: Barriers to swimming

Swimathon ambassador, Stephen Morrison discusses a few of the barriers that exist that make swimming an activity that we fear. Since signing up for Swimathon 2018, Stephen has managed to build confidence in the water and says it's been the best thing..... read more

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6 Reasons to Start Your Swimming Challenge with Swimathon

We hear from our ambassadors about why they are taking part in Swimathon 18 and what it really means to them to take part in this remarkable challenge. ..... read more

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Olympic medallists join Swimathon Ambassadors to launch Swimathon 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. ..... read more

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Enter Swimathon 2018 and raise money for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie

Swimathon, the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim is back for 2018 and swimmers across the UK are being encouraged to jump in to one of over 600 participating pools and raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie, two charities clos..... read more

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New year but same mission for School Swimathon: inspire more pupils to ‘Swim their Best’!

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 f..... read more

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Introducing Open Water Swimathon

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...... read more

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Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie named charity partners of Swimathon

Following Swimathon’s recent 30th anniversary which has so far raised over £1.5 million, The Swimathon Foundation, the charity behind both events, is delighted to announce that Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie will be the official charity partners ..... read more