South Woodham Ferrers


About The Swimarathon



For swimmers whilst having fun and enjoying their sport to help the less fortunate in our Community by Teams of up to 6 swimmers swim as a relay over 50 minutes to achieve their maximum potential of lengths of the pool swum and raising funds through obtaining sponsorship for their swim.

Teams can claim 25% of their sponsorship to be used to support their named and valid charitable cause.

When entering a team the team captain must enter the team via the team entry page into a time and date which is not already booked by another team.

All instructions are on the pages following.

The Rotary club will claim the 25% Giftaid from the sponsorship money pledged to use to support good causes.

Our main charity this year will be "Little Havens Hospice & Moorfields Eye Hospital"

and other Rotary Charities


Who has benefitted?

In the past 13 years, Swimarathon has raised over £122,000 so far.

The following have had donations from us:

  • Kids inspire
  • Homestart Essex
  • Chelmsford Children’s Wards
  • Inner Wheel
  • Essex Air Ambulance
  • Farleigh Hospice
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • J’s Hospice
  • Little Havens Hospice
  • South Woodham Ferrers Rotary Charitable Trust
  • St John Ambulance
  • Action for Carers in Essex
  • Various other Charities as nominated by Swimmers from the Gift Aid they earn through their supporters

Please help us to help others by becoming a:

  • Corporate sponsor
  • Sponsor a Swimmer
  • Team captain

There are rewards for Teams & Individuals taking part. These are at the discretion of the Swimarathon Committee.

  • Every Swimmer will receive a medal.
  • The school entering the most teams - The Mapleford Challenge Cup
  • The school which raises the most sponsorship money calculated on as the amount raised per number of students in the school - Wilmott Dixon Cup
  • The team that covers the greatest distance - The Kingsview Group Cup
  • The firm or organisation entering the most teams - Rotary Challenge Cup
  • The person who shows exceptional performance - Finrod Cup
  • The person, organisation or team showing exceptional support for Swimarathon- The Peter Skerratt Cup
  • The person who shows exceptional performance - Medal

The aims of the Swimarathon are:

To encourage people to swim and thereby perhaps begin a healthy activity.

To encourage team-building and friendship.

To raise sponsorship funds for charities and good causes.

SWF Swimarathon Audience


South Woodham Ferrers Pool

By holding the Swimarathon here we have not only been able to raise money for charities but also promote the pool's facilities for the larger community. This is a fun event which allows everyone to support charity at the same time.

The Rotary Swimarathon committee is dedicated to organising the event and trying to make sure that all of our supporters are well informed about it and will find it a fun event to be involved in. We have online team booking in, as well as using letter and telephone systems.


SWF Swimming Pool