Swimathon March 2019

Pool in the Park is helping Swimathon raise funds for Marie Curie and Cancer Research UK in March 2019 in the UK's largest charity swim event.

January 31 2019

swimathon 2019

A challenge for everyone - A swim for all!

Enter Swimathon 2019 and join Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie to raise as much money as possible for two causes close to the nation’s hearts.

Swimathon 2019 will take place across the UK from Friday, March 29 - Sunday, March 31 and with distances from 400m to 5k, there is a Swimathon challenge for you.
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. 

Woking Leisure Centre and Pool in the Park will host Swimathon in the following sessions over the event weekend.

SATURDAY 30 MARCH  6.00pm - 9.00pm
SUNDAY 31 MARCH  1.00pm - 4.00pm 

Registration is now open for Swimathon 2019. Participants can enter to take part at  Pool in the Park through the Swimathon website.

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


Individual Challenges


400m Returning by popular demand for its second year is the 400m swim. If you haven't swum for a while, our 400m challenge is just the one for you. It’s the equivalent of 16 laps of a 25m pool and will remind you why you love swimming so much!

1.5k A great challenge for novice swimmers or those who prefer to push their speed on shorter distances. If you fancy working your way up to 60 lengths of a 25m pool, whilst raising vital funds for our charities, then this is for you

2.5k If you’re looking to go to great lengths to get sponsored, then 100 lengths of a 25m pool is for you. So jump in and make some proper fundraising waves. 

5k This is the ultimate Swimathon challenge and by far the most popular Swimathon distance. It takes dedication, commitment and a good training programme to complete 5k. And, because 200 lengths of a 25m pool will leave everyone, including you, breathless, your efforts will be rewarded with lots of sponsorship and an awesome 5k medal at the end!

Triple 5k Challenge Introducing the challenge of all challenges - new to 2019 – The Triple 5k, where you will swim 5k THREE times, each at different Swimathon sessions. Definitely not for the faint hearted! Distance is suitable for regular swimmers who are capable and confident of taking on longer distances. Putting in the hours of training for this distance is highly recommended. 


Team Challenges



Take on 60 lengths of a 25m pool in a relay with your friends or family. Tell everyone you know and then watch your sponsorship total come along swimmingly

5k Round up your water-loving friends and take on 200 lengths of a 25m pool together. Then lap up the sponsorship money and the glory and wear your 5k medals with pride!