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Swimathon

Limelight Sports

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600+ pools across the UK, London, United Kingdom

Distance Date
Team 1.5k ?

1.50KM

Swim

Oct. 16, 2020
Individual 5k ?

5.00KM

Swim

Oct. 16, 2020
Team 5k ?

5.00KM

Swim

Oct. 16, 2020
Triple 5k ?

5.00KM

Swim

Oct. 16, 2020
Individual 400m (Junior) ?

400.00M

Swim

Oct. 16, 2020
Individual 1.5k (Junior) ?

1.50KM

Swim

Oct. 16, 2020
Individual 2.5k (Junior) ?

2.50KM

Swim

Oct. 16, 2020
Individual 400m ?

400.00M

Swim

Oct. 17, 2020
Individual 1.5 ?

1.50KM

Swim

Oct. 17, 2020
Team 1.5k ?

1.50KM

Swim

Oct. 17, 2020
Individual 2.5 ?

2.50KM

Swim

Oct. 17, 2020
Individual 5k ?

5.00KM

Swim

Oct. 17, 2020
Team 5k ?

5.00KM

Swim

Oct. 17, 2020
Triple 5k ?

15.00KM

Swim

Oct. 17, 2020
Individual 400m ?

400.00M

Swim

Oct. 18, 2020
Individual 1.5k ?

1.50KM

Swim

Oct. 18, 2020
Triple 5k ?

15.00KM

Swim

Oct. 18, 2020
Team 1.5k (Junior) ?

1.50KM

Swim

Oct. 18, 2020
Individual 2.5k (Junior) ?

2.50KM

Swim

Oct. 18, 2020
Individual 5k (Junior) ?

5.00KM

Swim

Oct. 18, 2020
Team 5k (Junior) ?

5.00KM

Swim

Oct. 18, 2020

Overview

Join us for Swimathon for the World's largest annual fundraising swim. Take on a challenge, from 400m to 5k, and help raise money for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie; two causes close to the nation's heart. Swim at 600+ pools across the UK, or choose the MySwimathon challenge and swim at a time and a place that works for you.



What athletes are saying

The characteristics which best describe Swimathon, as voted on by past participants.


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The Event

Family friendly 3
Useful pre-race info 3
Spectator friendly 2
Great medal 2
Ideal for beginners 2
Supports good cause 2
Good public transport links 1


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Course Profile

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Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Swimathon, as determined by athlete reviews.

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4.50
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star
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Environmentally Friendly
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4.00
silver-star silver-star silver-star silver-star empty-star
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Registration Process
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4.00
silver-star silver-star silver-star silver-star empty-star
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Value For Money
All Time Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star empty-star 3.70
2020 Average
gold-star empty-star empty-star empty-star empty-star 1.00
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Latest Reviews

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Giuseppe Burdo
gold-star empty-star empty-star empty-star empty-star 1.0

Reviewed 1 month ago

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My partner and I signed up and were very excited at the beginning, but we haven't even got our swim caps to do our challenge! We emailed, called and texted Swimathon, we went to the the swimming pool where we were supposed to do our 5k in March... NOTHING! We made so much e...Read full review

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Gemma Landers
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star 5.0

Reviewed 6 months ago

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I loved this event. I hadn't been swimming for very long, so this event was perfect for me to be able to improve my swimming experience and fitness all whilst raising money for a great charity. It led me to take part in more swimming events, including open water swimming. Loo...Read full review

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Reviews (5)

All Time Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star empty-star 3.7
2020 Average
gold-star empty-star empty-star empty-star empty-star 1.0
Race Organisation Rating
Logistics
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Registration Process
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Race Briefing
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Value For Money
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star empty-star
Quality of Aid Stations
gold-star gold-star half-gold-star empty-star empty-star
Environmentally Friendly
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star
Course Rating
Natural Beauty
gold-star gold-star gold-star empty-star empty-star
Uniqueness
gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star empty-star
Ease of Navigation
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star empty-star
Local Support
gold-star gold-star gold-star empty-star empty-star
Safety
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Marshal Supervision
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The  

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 from 

5

 reviews.

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Accommodation Near The Start Line

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