New date for Swimathon 2020: 16-18 October
Following last week’s decision to postpone Swimathon 2020, we wanted to provide our swimming community with some news about our plans to reschedule the event later in the year.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
It is with great disappointment that I write to inform you that we have decided to postpone the Swimathon 2020 event weekend until later in the year.
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.
Teresa's MySwimathon story
Teresa is taking on the MySwimathon challenge at her local pool this spring… read about how she went from fearing the water to pushing herself further than she could’ve imagined!
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.
The Swimathon Foundation Grants Scheme 2020 Is Now Open
The 2020 Swimathon Foundation Community Grants Scheme is inviting applications from groups and individuals who aim to promote swimming participation in their local community.
Paul Hague's story - Why I'm taking part in Swimathon 2020
Paul Hague has been taking part in Swimathon for 10 years, and has now swum 1,600 lengths of his local pool to support Marie Curie Nurses, after they cared for his uncle Gordon at home.
Entries Open for Swimathon 2020
Team GB swimming heroes Mark Foster and Duncan Goodhew are urging people to swim for the loved ones in their life who have been affected by terminal illness and cancer by signing up to Swimathon 2020.
Emma Priestman's Open Water Swimathon story
Emma Priestman and four of her friends are taking on a 5k challenge at Open Water Swimathon 2019 to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie. Emma and her team, known as the Wetsuit Warriors, have so far raised more than £2,700. Find out why these two charities are so close to Emma's heart.
Charlotte's story of how Marie Curie supported her sister-in-law
Charlotte’s sister-in-law Maria died in November 2012 having been cared for by Marie Curie. A keen swimmer, Charlotte was inspired to try open-water swimming, including an Ice Swimming Challenge to raise money in Maria’s memory. This is Charlotte’s story.