Louise’s dramatic celebrity claim

Swimathon participant Louise shares her incredible swimming journey, with a picture of her as a child with Duncan Goodhew and its dramatic backstory!

Local Worthing swimmer overcomes lockdown to take on Swimathon challenge

Laura Jane from Worthing is taking on a mammoth Swimathon Challenge this month to raise money for Marie Curie and Cancer Research UK. The original 2020 Swimathon was postponed from March and has become a virtual event with swimmers all across the country taking part at a time and venue of their choice up until the end of October.

It's National Fitness Day!

In celebration of National Fitness Day 2020, we look at the ways in which swimming helps our physical and mental health.

Olivia's story

Olivia is taking on her first Swimathon this year and feels like she's regaining a sense of purpose through swimming - find out how her challenge is going.

Catherine's story

Blackpool resident and primary school teacher, Catherine Cremona, is relieved and excited to get back into the water after months away from her local pool – particularly as she has a training regime to undertake in these unprecedented times.

David's story

After his battle with cancer, David wants to give back this year so is taking on his own Swimathon challenge to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.

Jane's story

​After five months without access to the local swimming pool, Wrexham resident Jane Bowyer-Jones is relieved to be able to get back into the water - particularly as she has a training regime to undertake in these unprecedented times, and a poignant reason for doing so.

Back to Swimming Tips

Mel Berry, co-founder of the Her Spirit community, shares her top tips for returning to swimming safely, with pool and open water advice.

A message from the Swimathon President

​It has been a long wait but, thankfully a number of pools are starting to reopen and we can go swimming again! Just like me, I know so many of you have missed swimming dreadfully.

Duncan Goodhew's 5 virtual challenge tips

Check out five great tips for easing into your virtual challenge, written by Olympic gold medallist and Swimathon President himself, Duncan Goodhew.