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

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.

Open Water Swimathon Training Day - Ambassador, Wanda Stockdale shares her story!

Swimming has led me on a number of adventures and many new experiences, over the past four years, however I had never anticipated that it would see me walking through London, at half past six on a Sunday morning. One thing I don’t do, is mornings! There also one another thing, I don’t do, but have wanted to try since I started my swimming journey in 2015, is open water swimming, aside from swimming in the sea, on holidays abroad. Only recently, I celebrated my birthday, by jumping off the back of boat, into the sea, in Cyprus. The Blue Lagoon to be precise! However, abroad, the sea is warmer and you can see what is below you.