...our annual swimming marathon
(Photo courtesy of North Somerset Times)
Swimathon is our Annual Fundraisong Swimming Marathon
The event has raised over £207,000 in the last 22 years for numerous charities, schools and groups in the Gordano Valley and beyond and we invite everyone to take part by forming a team or teams to join in the fun and laughter of the day.
Teams from Primary and Secondary Schools, Guides, Brownies, Scouts, Cubs, Football, Youth and other groups, organisations, families etc. from Portishead, Clevedon, Nailsea, Backwell, Avonmouth and other parts of the area take part each year. Teams of 6 swim in a relay at their own pace (it is not a race) for 35 minutes. Age is no barrier but all entrants must be able to complete a length of the 25 m. pool competently. They should also be aware that during their session they will be starting some of their lengths in the water at the deep end of the pool. We have special arrangements in place for weaker or non-swimmers but need advance notice of anyone in this category.