The Swimathon is organised by The Rotary Club of Twickenham who provide the venue and deal with the organisation of the event. The purpose of the Rotary Swimathon is to raise money for local charities like Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, and for other charities supported by Rotary International.
Team entries are free. Teams can be any size from one individual and up to six members. Charities, schools or other organisations can enter as many teams as they wish. Each swimmer must get sponsorship for their team. The aim is for teams to swim as many lengths as possible in 55 minutes. You do not need to be an expert swimmer. Experienced swimmers or beginners who can swim a length unaided can take part, as can children (with parental permission). You only need to be prepared to give up an hour of your time and get your friends to sponsor you and your team.
70% of the sponsorship money raised by each team goes to the team’s nominated charity. The balance 0f 30% will go to charities identified by The Rotary Club of Twickenham (A list of charities supported each year is displayed on the club’s website).
Online sponsorship is preferred and we will set up an account on your behalf on the Wonderful.org website which your sponsors can access. Alternatively if you prefer to collect cash sponsorship we will provide an appropriate sponsorship form.
Thank you to everyone who joined the 2018 Rotary Swimathon. We look forward to seeing you, with lots of new faces, for the 2019 event.