Swimathon is the world’s biggest fundraising swim in the UK and it is coming to our Dormers Wells Leisure Centre soon. The event runs from 8th – 9th  April this year and is fundraising in partnership with Marie Curie, who are the UK’s leading charity for people with terminal illness. All fundraising makes a huge difference to those who deeply rely upon the care, guidance and support of Marie Curie nurses.


Since the event began 30 years ago, Swimathon has been encouraging swimmers throughout the UK to swim a distance challenge. Since then, their mission of uniting swimmers through challenges and fundraising has prompted more than half a million swimmers to take part at their local pools, and so far over £46m has been raised to support charitable causes.  The event caters for all levels of fitness, ability and all ages, so everyone can join in!  You can choose to take on the Individual 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k challenges or you can join forces with colleagues, friends or family members for the Team 1.5k and 5k.


If you’re interested in taking part, registering for Swimathon 2017 could not be easier, simply follow the link below to get started.  And don’t forget, we are happy to help with any swimming tips and training advice, simply ask one of our centre staff.

Sign up for Swimathon here


Here at Better, we have teamed up with Swimathon for a number of years and are a destination for those wanting to achieve their goals.  We have such a great range of pools, which are open and highly accessible to everyone so you can get those practice lengths in and get ready. Our Better Swim membership comes packed with opportunities to help you along the way, e.g. inclusive use of over 90 UK wide pools so you’ll always be able to find a Better leisure centre near you.  It is excellent value for anyone training and swimming regularly, to sign up click here


So whatever Swimathon challenge you decide to go for, good luck!