Welcome to 2018 Swimarathon!
This is the official web site about the SWF Swimarathon,
organised by The Rotary Club of South Woodham Ferrers.
The Rotary Club of South Woodham Ferrers is holding its fourteenth Swimarathon from 16th March until 18th March 2018 and is organisedto raise money for, Rotary Charities, Nominated Charities by the Swimmers and other good causes.
In 2017 we supported J's hospice and Rotary Charities. This year we are nominating Action for Family Carers in Essex.
The event entails teams of normally up to 6 sponsored swimmers to swim for a total of 55 minutes.
The sponsorship money will be donated to the Rotary Club of South Woodham Ferrers Charitable Trust to add to funds for the support of good causes.
Teams taking part can nominate 25% of the funds raised by them to go to their own charity.
To enter a team please look at the team list first to ensure the slots that are still available for you to use for your entry.
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 ovr 50 minutes to achieve their maximum potential of lengths of the pool swum.aising funds through obtaining sponsorships 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 instrucions are in the pages following.
The Rotary club will wiil claim the 25% Giftaid from the sposorship money pledged to use to support good causes.
Our mail charity this year will be "Action for Carers in Essex"
Who have benefitted? In the past 12 years Swimarathon has raised over £122,000 so far.The following have had donations from us:
- Chelmsford Children’s Wards
- Essex Air Ambulance
- Farleigh hospice
- Guide Dogs for the Blind
- J’s Hospice
- Little Havens Hospice
- South Woodham Ferrers Rotary Charitable Trust
- St JohnFirst Aid
- 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 to Teams & Individuals taking part. These are at the discretion of the Swimarathon Committee.
- The school entering the most teams - The Mapleford Challenge Cup
- The school which raises the most sponsorship money - Wilmott Dixon Cup
- The team that covers the greatest distance - The Kingsview Group Cup
- The firm or organisation entering the most teams - The Electro (UK) Ltd Business Challenge Cup
- The person who raises the most money - Medal
- The team that stands out with the best presentation and out fit - Medal
- The person who shows exceptional performance - Medal
The aims of the Swimarathon are:
To encourage people to swim and there by perhaps begin a healthy activity.
To encourage team-building and friendship.
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 are 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.