Conditions of Entry

Please ensure you read this before completing the registration form

We ask you to:

Be able to swim one length (25 metres) at least each team will start swimming in a relay at its start time for 55 minutes and each swimmer must do a minimum of one length. There is no maximum.

Complete an entry form and pay the registration fee (£5). You can do this online or by post.  This secures your place plus a drink and light refreshment and a medal on completion.   Closing date for registration is 1st March 2024– you cannot enter on the day.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Join a team  As the Swimathon is a relay, everyone will be part of a team.  If you know it,  give your team name.  If you don’t have a team, we will offer you a team to join.

Choose your preferred time  The Swimathon doors open at 11.30am first swim at 12.00pm with no specified end time

Get there in good time on the day   Please arrive 30 minutes before your start time, You must check in and get your armband before meeting your fellow team members.

Change of plans?  If you can’t come, you must tell your team leader or us BEFORE the day. You must not ‘give’ your place to anybody else.

Raise lots and lots of money for charity!  We ask you to raise as much sponsorship money as you can.  If everyone raises £50 the Swimathon would raise £12,000!  To collect your sponsorship money you can either set up JustGiving fundraising page, or if prefer to collect your sponsorship money offline there is a Sponsorship Form in Microsoft Word available for you to download.  For the links to both of these options click on SPONSORSHIP in the heading bar at the top of the page  ALL sponsorship monies must be given directly to Buckingham Rotary for disbursement to the charitable organisations including your chosen charity.  Sponsorship forms and money must be handed in on or before the Swimathon. If you are part of a team please hand your form to your Team Leader.

Tell us of any special requirements  Entrants with special requests or limited mobility are requested to contact the organisers prior to entering.

Note that any photographs the Buckingham Rotary Club takes may be used for promotional or fund-raising activities i.e. for next year’s posters!

Bring a £1 coin on the day   You will need to use the locker at the pool.

And finally….Prizes awarded for various achievements and everyone receives a medal for having taken part and there is also a Shield and Trophies presented for various achievements on the day.  You need to be in it to win it so sign up today!