Marie Curie doctor Nikki's open water swimming journey
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 Open Water Swimathon Ambassadors
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.
Duncan Goodhew Supports School Swimathon 2019
Swimathon president and Olympic god medallist, Duncan Goodhew went to visit Jessie Younghusband school in Chichester a few weeks ago to thank them for being such incredible supporters of School Swimathon 2019. Here, Duncan led a fun swimming session followed by an inspirational assembly and a Q&A session.
Open Water Swimathon Summer Competition announced
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.
Start Your Open Water Journey with Open Water Swimathon 2019
Open Water Swimathon is back for a third year in 2019 and will be taking place on Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 September at a number of venues across the UK. Start your open water journey today with Open Water Swimathon 2019!
21,000 Swimmers Make a Splash for Charity Over Swimathon Weekend
The 32nd annual Swimathon, the world’s biggest fundraising swim, raised £1.8m for charity following Swimathon’s event weekend, with money still coming in
Swimathon Weekend Has Arrived!
This weekend, over 20,000 people will be swimming at more than 600 pools across the UK to help raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.
Sam Perrott - Swimathon Ambassador
Meet one of our Swimathon Ambassadors - Sam Perrott, and read about how her training is going for this year's Swimathon!
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!