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

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.