Swimathon 2018

Guildford Lido is aiming to help Swimathon smash £50 million target in 2018.

January 31 2018

Swimathon 2018 | guildford lido


Swimathon, the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim, has raised a staggering £48 million in the 30 years since it began, and Guildford Lido will be one of almost 600 venues around the UK aiming to help Swimathon reach the £50 million milestone in 2018. 

The 2018 event will take place over three days from 27th – 29th April. Previously Swimathon has attracted over 700,000 swimmers across the UK raising money for charity, and this year welcomes Marie Curie and Cancer Research UK as its joint charity partners. 

Guildford Lido will host Swimathon, as it welcomes swimmers to take part in the following sessions over the event weekend.

SATURDAY 28TH APRIL  9.00am - 12.00pm and 1.00pm - 4.00pm
SUNDAY 29TH APRIL   9.00am - 12.00pm and 1.00pm - 4.00pm

The joint charity partners of Swimathon 2018 are Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.

Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, will be involved in Swimathon for the first time.

Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness and their families, has been Swimathon’s charity partner ten times since it launched in 1986 and has raised over £17 million for the charity through the event during that time.

Registration is now open for Swimathon 2018. Participants can enter to take part at Woking Leisure Centre and Pool in the through the Swimathon website. Swimathon.org/participants/register

Get your training in and prepare yourself for the big day.