The Rotary Charity Swimathon 2024

Sun, Jun 23rd 2024 at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Highworth Recreation Centre, The Elms, Highworth, SN6 7DD

Enter our SWIMATHON and raise funds for your favourite charity, cause or organisation.

Our Charity SWIMATHON gives a team of swimmers the opportunity to collect sponsorship for an organisation, cause or charity of their choice.  Team members can be friends, school or work colleagues, family members, in fact any group with a shared aim.  We organise and run the event and it's totally free to enter.

Swimathon 2023 raises £8,910 for charity

Our SWIMATHON is not a marathon or a race.  It's a FUN EVENT for swimmers of all ages and abilities to take part.

No-one will be asked to complete a certain distance or to swim at a certain speed, team members just swim in relay for 55 minutes.  All swimmers will be given a medal and a certificate to show how many lengths they completed.

View/print/download the rules of the Swimathon

Above all, what we ask is that each individual team member collects as much sponsorship as possible on themselves. We will give Amazon vouchers to the 3 swimmers with the highest individual sponsorship.

Ideally your team should have 4 to 8 members, people who are not only prepared to swim but also willing to collect sponsorship on themselves. Give your team a name, decide who will be the team captain, and select the charity or organisation you want to raise money for.  We suggest that each team member endeavours to collect at least £50 sponsorship on themselves.  Obviously, the more the better!   

View/print/download Sponsorship Forms

On the day, come to the SWIMATHON with your team and any supporters, hand in your sponsorship forms, and enjoy swimming and cheering on your fellow team members.  

Whilst you are swimming we will add up how much sponsorship your team has obtained and after verifying the forms we will hand them back to you so that you can collect all the money in. 


Online – to complete and submit an entry form online Click here 
By Post – to download and print an entry form  Click here  Fill it in and return it to us by post to the address on the Entry Form.

As well as raising money for the charity of your choice our SWIMATHON will also be raising funds for The Swindon Down's Syndrome Group.

The Swindon Down's Syndrome Group is a local charity which supports not only people with Down’s syndrome but also their families and carers. For 40 years it has been working hard to help those with Down’s syndrome to have the same opportunities as everyone else and also to raise awareness of Down’s syndrome in our community.

Swindon Down's Syndrome Group website

After the SWIMATHON send us all the sponsorship money your team has collected as soon as you can. We will send a payment to the charity or organisation of your team’s choice of one half of your total sponsorship.  The other half will go to the Swindon Down's Syndrome Group. [Note - the final date for sending us your sponsorship money is 21st July 2024].


Collecting your sponsorship online is easy and really is the best way to do it.  To make a start, click on the red "Good Hub" button to go to our "Good Hub" fundraising page.  On that page, scroll down to "About Us" under which there are easy and straightforward instructions on how to set up YOUR OWN "GOOD HUB" FUNDRAISING PAGE. 

You can choose an "Individual" or a "Team" fundraising page, whichever is appropriate for you.  If you create a team page, all your team members can create their own individual pages on it.  Then each one of you needs to email and message friends and family inviting them to sponsor you online on your Good Hub fundraising page. That way you can promote your entry much more widely, maximise your sponsorship and have gift aid added to it. This online method is by far the easiest way for you to raise funds for your chosen charity and for the Swimathon.

So finally....

Download an entry form or complete one online now and get started straight away

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