Swimathon 2024

Sat, Mar 9th 2024 at 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Our annual fun event to raise funds for charity - Now open for on-line entries see details .


Stockport Lamplighter Rotary Club is pleased to welcome teams again to take part in our 22nd annual swimming fundraiser. It is for swimmers of all ages and abilities.

Each team has a 55-minute slot, but only one member of each team swims at once.There is no need for any one individual to swim for the whole 55 minutes. Team-members usually take it in turns to swim a length or two each but each team can choose their own format . All sponsorship is based on the team's total of lengths, not that of any one individual. The pool is divided into four lanes, so four teams can swim for each period of 55 minutes, with a five-minute changeover period for the next teams to get in place.

All teams will receive a certificate showing the number of lengths swum by the team.

 The Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter has so far raised in excess of £75,000 from these events for local charities. As always, however, teams have the option of nominating their own charity to receive 50% of the sum raised by the team , the remainder will go to Rotary nominated charities.

Please don't be put off by the title. No team, or individual, is being asked to swim an unduly long distance. This is not a competition. There are no hard and fast rules about how a team should be organised – some may prefer to swim alternate lengths, while others may prefer members to swim for more than one length. All we ask is that inexperienced, or out-of-condition, swimmers do not exceed their capacity.

ON - LINE Entry instructions

Step 1- Fill in and submit the entry form by 26th February  accessed by the following link.

Link to entry form 

Step 2 - Once your swimming time has been confirmed by email from us then fill in and submit the team sheet(s) before 2nd March

Link to team sheet

Step 3 - After entry  is confirmed you can download and fill in as many of the sponsorship form(s) that you need for your team(s) by following one of  the links below.

Link  to sponsorship forms download in word format

We will try to give you one of your preferred start times but the times are allocated on a "first come first served" basis so may have to offer an alternative if already taken. We will be in contact to confirm this and other relevant details after the entry is received.

We will try to give you one of your preferred start times but may have to offer an alternative if already taken. We will be in contact to confirm this and other relevant details after the entry is received. Please note that the start time is to start swimming and you need to arrive before this time to get changed and organised. 

Contact Information : Charlotte Decorte

Telephone : 07960 984203

email: charlie.bean@btopenworld.com