Richmond Borough Swimathon

Sat, Sep 28th 2019 at 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Brief Details: Sadly we have had to cancel this year's event due to Covid-19

The Richmond Borough Swimathon is an annual event run by The Rotary Club of Twickenham to raise funds for local and international  charities.

The purpose of the Rotary Swimathon is to raise money for local Charities and for other Charities supported by Rotary International.  The Rotary Club of Twickenham provides the venue, sets up a sponsorship page for each team and supervises the event on the day. 

This event has been running annually since 2005 and has raised thousands of pounds for schools and local charities. With your involvement this year’s Swimathon will be bigger and better than ever.

Be part of it, register your interest now by email to

How can you participate in the 2019 Rotary Swimathon? Team entries are free. (A team is a maximun of four members). Charities can enter as many teams as they wish. Each swimmer must get sponsorship for themselves or their team. The aim is for the team to swim as many lengths as possible within an hour. You do not need to be an expert swimmer. Experienced swimmers or beginners who can swim a length unaided can take part, as can children, (with parental permission.) You only need to be prepared to give up an hour of your time and get your friends to sponsor you and your team. 

Seventy percent of the sponsorship money raised by each team will go to that team’s nominated charity. The balance will go to charities supported by The Rotary Club of Twickenham (A list of charities supported each year is displayed on the club’s website).

Thank you everyone who joined the 2018 Rotary Swimathon. We look forward to seeing you, with lots of new faces, for the 2019 event on Saturday 28th September.

So why not get together with friends and family, on SATURDAY 28th  SEPTEMBER 2019 and help your group and local community whilst having a lot of fun? 

For more information please contact the event organiser, David Martin.

Or if you wish to sponsor any team currently registered please go here

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