Swimathon is the world’s biggest fundraising swimming event, with the chance to make lives better by raising money for Marie Curie. Swimathon's 30th anniversary included many celebrations online and around the pool.
Swimmers could choose to take on 1.5k, 2,5k or 5k or, their own distance in their own time. They could even form a relay team to tackle the 1.5k and 5k distances with their water-loving friends. The money raised will help people living with any terminal illness, and their families.
CONGRATULATIONS to all that took part in the 2017 Swimathon Challenge on Saturday 8th April at Guildford Spectrum. Spectrum Pools Manager, Simon Tomlins had the privilege of being poolside throughout the evening sessions and said he was ‘impressed by the way that each of the swimmers completed their respective challenges.’
Many Swimathon 2017 participants posted their fastest ever Swimathon Challenge time.
- 5 swimmers completed the 5km individual challenge with David Hodgetts posting the fastest of these times at 1hr 28mins 2secs.
- 4 swimmers completed the 2.5km individual challenge with Alex Boden posting the fastest of these times in 50 min 21 secs and special mention goes to Phoebe (Age 11) and Heidi (Age 9) Jopson who both completed times inside 57 mins.
- 2 teams completed the 5k Team event with both teams posting finish times just over the 2hr mark. Special mention to Molly Jopson (Age 7) who completed 500m in 16 mins 32 secs to help her team "Good Golly Miss Molly" achieve their 5km team challenge.
Individual/team times are available on the Swimathon website, alongside certificates available within the Swimathon Login area at Swimathon.org under the "Downloads" tab.