Better leisure in Taunton Deane including Wellington is proud to host Swimathon 2018, as just a small number of a record number of Better UK Leisure Centres supporting the event. 

Swimathon, the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim is back for 2018 and swimmers across the UK are encouraged to jump into a participating pool and raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie, two charities leading the way into the research and care and support of those living with cancer.  The event began in 1986 as a pilot programme for swimmers based in London only, and has since grown to be a nationwide, annual event with nearly 700,000 participants taking part and £48 million raised which has been distributed to 36 different charities. 

The event this year will take place from Friday 27th – Sunday 29th April.

Session times and locations of the events in Taunton and Wellington are as follows:

Better Centre Date Session One start Time Session One Finish Time Session Two Start Time Session Two Finish Time
Blackbrook Leisure Centre & Spa 29th April 8am 11am  11am 2pm
Taunton Pool 29th April 9am 1pm - -
Wellington Sports Centre 28th April 2pm 5pm - -
Wellington Sports Centre 29th April 2pm 5pm - -

Alternatively, participants can choose to take part at a time which works for them with MySwimathon from Friday, April 20 - Sunday, May 6.  Swimmers can challenge themselves to the 5k, 2.5k, 1.5k or 400m Individual or Team 5k or 1.5k distances.

Why not take on a swimming challenge today?  You can get friends and family involved in a team event and raise funds for two very worthy charities. 

Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie are the official charity partners of Swimathon 2018.  

Click to register for Swimathon, early bird discounts available