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 Foundation and Swim England are helping pupils across the country to ‘Swim their Best’.

Participating schools will use their national curriculum weekly swim lessons throughout the 2020 Spring and Summer Terms 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 2020 can also get free entry to Swimathon 2020 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 2020 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  



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