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.
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, Zoggs vouchers and more!
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.
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.
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.
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 close to the nation's hearts.
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 for swimming in England, School Swimathon is setting the challenge to pupils all across the country to get the most from their school swimming lessons and swim further than they ever have before in 2018.
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.
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 of Swimathon for the next four years.
Swim England's new strategy to get a nation swimming
A new strategy aimed at helping the country become healthy and active through swimming has been launched today by Swim England. Formally known as the Amateur Swimming Association, Swim England is the national governing body for swimming.