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Category: Ambassadors

Guest blogs

Olivia's Story

Olivia is taking on her first Swimathon this year and feels like she's regaining a sense of purpose through swimming - find out how her challenge is going.

David's Story

After his battle with cancer, David wants to give back this year so is taking on his own Swimathon challenge to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.

Meet Wanda - 2020 Swimathon Ambassador

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.

Sinead’s MySwimathon Story

Sinead has signed up for an incredible challenge, her first ever 5km swim through the MySwimathon entry option! Find out why she signed up and what the event means to her.

Mara Hafezi - Ambassador Day Blog

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.

Esther Chambers - Ambassador Day Blog

Meet one of our Swimathon Ambassadors - Esther Chambers, and read about her experience at this year's Ambassador Day hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist and Swimathon President Duncan Goodhew.

Paige Gallagher - Ambassador Day Blog

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.

Tamsyn Smith - Ambassador Day Blog

Meet one of our returning Swimathon Ambassadors - Tamsyn Smith, and read about her experience at this year's Ambassador Day hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist and Swimathon President Duncan Goodhew.

Sue Wilson - Ambassador Day Blog

Meet one of our brand new Swimathon 2019 Ambassadors - Sue Wilson, and read about her experience at this year's Ambassador Day hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist and Swimathon President Duncan Goodhew.

Tell Your Swimathon Story: Dawn Barratt

Dawn Barratt is taking on the brand new Triple 5k challenge this year to help raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie. On top of that, she's attempting to swim the three 5ks all in 1 day! Both of these charities are very close to her heart after tragically losing two of her family members a few years ago.

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.

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