Thame Swimathon 2024

Sun, Feb 25th 2024 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our annual fun day at Thame Leisure Centre to raise money for local charities.
We're returning in February 2024 for another fun-filled day!

Take on the Challenge!!
Entry details:
  1. Organise a team of 4-6 swimmers, all ages from 8+ are invited to enter
  2. Complete your team entry form and send it to
  3. Raise funds for your chosen charity
  4. Swim for 55 minutes on the day
Download Team Entry Form here

To start your fundraising page:

  1. Start your fundraising page on Givey raising funds for Thame Rotary Club Trust
  2. For support, please email
How does the Swimathon work? 

Each team is given a lane of the pool and will swim for 55 minutes with one team member swimming at a time

On average each swimmer swims about 10-20 lengths over the 55 minutes, but there is no need for each team member to swim the same number of lengths.

Every team member gets sponsorship for the TEAM either by the total number of lengths swum which can be up to 100 lengths or sponsorship for taking part.

The raised money is split between Rotary Phoenix's chosen charities and the team’s chosen charity if one is put forward.

We want all swimmers to have lots of fun whilst trying to swim as many lengths as possible and raise as much sponsorship as they can.

Who can take part?

Anyone over the age of 8!


Each team member who swims will be given a medal on completion of their swim.

What does a team do before the Swimathon?

The team captain needs to download the team entry form, fill it in, scan or take a photo of it and submit it to

For any questions please email:

Whilst a preferred start time can be requested on the Entry Form this cannot be guaranteed.

On the day

Please turn up 45 minutes before your allocated start time. Please register your team at the Rotary welcome area. Note: please bring a £1.00 coin for your locker.

The team assembles poolside 15 minutes prior to their allocated start time. Once the pool is clear please split into 3 swimmers at each end of the pool and await instructions to enter the pool.

Rotary Phoenix members will be available at all stages to of the swim to make sure everyone is organised.

During your swim, the team’s lengths will be recorded for you.

All Rotary Phoenix nominated charities to be supported are local to Thame and neighbouring villages.

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