Sunday, September 12, 2021

Swimathon 2021

This is Swimathon weekend and I will be attempting the 5,000 metre challenge at 4pm this afternoon to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie Cancer care.

I first took part in the Swimathon twenty-seven years ago in 1994. 

I have completed it every year since then, though last year because of the pandemic I had to do Swimathon 2020 in two halves.

This year I again plan to do the full 5,000 metres 200 lengths of Copeland pool, Hensingham, in one go. If I am successful that will be the 28th consecutive year I have swum the 5,000 metre challenge.

The Swimathon is Britain’s largest charity swim, and gives people of very varied swimming abilities an opportunity to raise money for charity by swimming distances of up to 5,000 metres.

Swaimathon 2021 is raining money for Cancer Research UK and for Marie Curie cancer care.

Cancer Research UK, the worlds leading cancer charity is dedicated to saving lives through funding research to help prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Cancer Research UK are the only charity fighting over 200 cancer types but don't receive any government funding for their work, so their progress is all thanks to the support of people who are willing to give generously to support them.

Marie Curie provides expert care, guidance and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Around 2,100 Marie Curie Nurses work day and night, in peoples homes all over the UK, providing hands-on care to people when they need it most.


A big thank you to anyone reading this who sponsored me or any other Swimathon participant in the past. If you sponsor me, or any of the other swimmers taking part in the world’s biggest fundraising swimming event, you will be supporting two incredible causes.

You can do so online using my Justgiving page which can be accessed by clicking on the link below

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