Open Water Swimathon is an open water swimming event like no other that raises vital funds for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.

It's the perfect challenge for both experienced open water swimmers, and those transferring from the pool to the open water for the first time!

Open Water Swimathon took place on Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th September 2018. 




@Girlygolfer2013 @swimathon @limelightsports Absolutely, so long as I recognise my limitations, even if it's just w…


RT @Nicci_Simpson: I am taking part in @swimathon to raise funds for @mariecurieuk and @CR_UK and would really appreciate your support. Y…


Wow thanks for your support @mariecurieuk @swimathon 💛


@susiesymes1 @SaleLeisure @swimathon Oh i am not prepared at all :) its so hard to get a few sessions together. G…


@giojnr @mariecurieuk @CRUKresearch @swimathon It's ok, it's all for a good cause 😀


@Girlygolfer2013 @SaleLeisure @swimathon That’s a lovely role model. You sound so well prepared already! Am…


Devasting news today, local hospice in "insolvent liquidation" & closing a loss of a vital service @swimathon is im…


@nickjfrost Not sure what distance you are doing Nick, but if it’s the @swimathon Triple 5k we have a dedicated gro…


RT @HowManyMiles_: The Beard is back, @Duncan_Goodhew , Bigger and bushier and I now also have hair plus a few too many pounds to loss and…


RT @susiesymes1: Touching portrait of writer Charles Sprawson, author of classic swimming memoir Haunts of the Black Masseur - via @Duncan_…




Swim England - Tips to improve your front crawl technique

Swim England’s experts have got you covered to help you develop your front crawl technique with some brilliant videos and pointers to work on when you next visit the swimming pool...... read more


Coach - "Sign Up For Swimathon 2019 And Swim Up To 5km For A Good Cause"

Swimathon 2019 runs from 29th to 31st March and involves a range of different challenges that makes it suitable for all. Beginners can sign up to swim 400m, 1.5km or even 2.5km, which is 100 laps of a 25m pool and a great target to aim towards. ..... read more


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..... read more


Swimathon 2019 is Open for Entries - with a brand new, epic challenge! Find out more, today…

Swimathon, the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim is back for 2019 and swimmers across the UK are being encouraged to jump in to one of over 600 participating pools and raise vital funds to help support the amazing work done by Cancer Research U..... read more


Registration is open for School Swimathon 2019!

Get set to swim your best again in 2019! The Swimathon Foundation is once again joining forces with Swim England for the school swimming programme that helps all children to swim their best...... read more