Year: 2018

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 2018 challenge.

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 to learn but felt too stupid and embarrassed to go.

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, sizes and abilities taking part.

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 confidence, so that the walk from the changing room to the poolside doesn't strike fear into your heart.

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" to learn to swim, swimming lessons are not the preserve of children. Supportive friends and family will prove invaluable on your journey.

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 he's ever done, not just for his wellbeing, but for his family too.

Charity Boost for Community Swimming

Up to £40,000 has been made available to make swimming more accessible for more people, thanks to the charity behind the UK’s largest fundraising swimming event.

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