The Swimathon is back again for the 30th year running. Tara’s 10 year old son Rhys will be swimming his heart out in order to complete his 2.5kms goal and raise money for Marie Curie

This year Marie Curie are the official partner of the event. Marie Curie offer expert care, guidance and support to people living with any terminal illness, helping them make the most from the time they have left. Sponsor Rhys today and help this valuable work, click here for Rhys’ Just Giving

About the Swimathon

The story of Swimathon began in 1986 as an initiative of pool managers in London. Aiming to replicate the success of the London Marathon, the pilot event strove to encourage Londoners to take up regular exercise and inspire swimmers to use their local swimming pools to train for the challenge of 5,000 metres. The following year Swimathon took the nationwide form for which it is now known.

Swimathon, the world’s biggest fundraising swim, has been encouraging swimmers the length and breadth of the UK to swim a distance challenge since the very first event 30 years ago. Since then, Swimathon’s mission of uniting swimmers around challenges and fundraising has prompted more than half a million swimmers to take part at their local pool and raised more than £46 million for charitable causes.