About

School Swimathon is a swimming programme for school children, encouraging them to improve technique and confidence, culminating in a challenge to swim further than ever before. The Swimathon FoundationSwim England and Swim Wales are helping pupils across the country to ‘Swim their Best’.

Participating schools will use their national curriculum weekly swim lessons throughout the 2019 Spring Term to improve pupils' swimming ability. This will build up to a final session where pupils will challenge themselves to swim further than ever before.

All pupils who participate in School Swimathon 2019 will also get free entry to Swimathon 2019 if they are looking for an even bigger challenge. For more information, please contact the Swimathon team on info@swimathon.org or call 0845 36 700 36.

How it works

  1. Register

    Teachers register their class online to take part
  2. Try

    Pupils swim as far as they can in their first school swimming session
     
  3. Improve

    Pupils are coached by their swimming instructors to improve their swimming
  4. Swim your best

    Pupils challenge themselves in their final school swimming session to swim further than they have ever swum before
     

Meet our partners
 

The Swimathon Foundation

The Swimathon Foundation selects a National Charity Partner to promote itself and its charitable activities in association with the Swimathon and to receive funds from members of the public, including those participating in the Swimathon, in support of its activities. The Swimathon has raised funds for a variety of nominated charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, NSPCC, The British Heart Foundation, The Prince’s Trust and Comic Relief. For Swimathon 2019 the selected charities are Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.

The Swimathon Foundation is a charity registered at the Charities Commission Charity Number:1123870

Swim England

Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England. It helps people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all aquatic sports.

Swim England’s vision is of a nation swimming and it strives to inspire everyone to enjoy the water in the way that suits them. Each month millions of people are able to enjoy swimming, diving, water polo and synchronised swimming, having been through the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme.

Swim England also supports its members, clubs and athletes, and runs qualification and education programmes to develop the workforce. For more information visit swimming.org/swimengland  

Swim Wales

Swim Wales is the National Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Synchronised Swimming and Water Polo in Wales. Swimming is a sport for everyone and they are committed to developing the sport in an inclusive, equitable and fair way.

Their vision at Swim Wales is to become 'a world leading NGB delivering excellence, inspiring their nation to enjoy, participate, learn, and compete in Welsh Swimming.' Every day they look to inspire their members & delivery partners in the development of swimming, providing leadership and expert support, resulting in more people participating in Wales and reaching their full potential. 

Zoggs

Being Aussie means they pretty much love everything to do with the water. They think the best way to fall in love with swimming is to make sure you have fun, whether you’re a beachgoer, learner or lane swimmer.
 
Their goggles, swimsuits, learning aids and training accessories are made to stand up to the Australian sun, sea and swimming pools. Because if they make the grade in Australia, they're pretty sure they’ll do the same anywhere else in the world! You’ll find their products for sale online, on the high street and in more sports & leisure centres than you can take a dip at. Zoggs launched in Australia back in 1992 and their products are available in 45 countries.