Published: 17 March 2017

Registrations open for Swimathon 2017


The University is encouraging swimmers of all ages and abilities to register for Swimathon – the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim.

The event takes place between Friday, 7 April and Sunday, 9 April. The fundraiser has three categories and if you would like to take part you can either swim a 1.5km distance, a 5km distance or recruit friends and family to take part in the team swim.

Speaking about Swimathon, Craig Carey, the event organizer and Team Leader said: “It’s an absolute pleasure to be part of such a fantastic event. It’s a great atmosphere, it encourages people to be more active, plus it’s all for a great cause and it grows in popularity here every year.”

Swimathon’s official charity for 2017 is Marie Cure. The charity provides care and support for people living with any terminal illness, as well as support for their families.

This year marks Swimathon’s 30th anniversary and since its launch the swim has raised £46 million on behalf of 36 charities.

Duncan Goodhew, Swimathon President and Olympic gold-medallist, said of the landmark Swimathon event: For the last 29 years it has been a real joy to see Swimathon develop and mature into the great event it is today. Swimathon really was ahead of its time giving people a chance to get active and do some good at the same time. I am so proud of both Swimathon’s longevity and its legacy.”

You can enter Swimathon at the University’s Sports and Fitness Centre or through the Swimathon website.

If you would like any further information about Swimathon, please contact Craig Carey.

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