Open Water Swimathon

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Open Water Swimathon aims to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie, two causes close to the nation’s hearts. 

On the weekend of Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September, over 1,500 swimmers across the UK took on an open water swimming challenge from 500m up to 5k.

So far we’ve raised over £50,000 for our incredible charities, but we can’t stop there!

FUNDRAISE FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK AND MARIE CURIE

NEWS FEED

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.