Swimarathon 2018

Posted Thursday 22nd March 2018 11:39


The annual 14 Swimarathon, which is run by the South Woodham Ferrers Rotary Club, is open to anyone who can gain sponsorship to earn money for charitable good causes.

Overall 254 swimmers swam during the period from Friday evening March 16th to Sunday afternoon March 18  and swam 5040 lengths of the pool which equates to some 126 kms overall. Certainly it could be termed a good workout for many.

 The event was opened by the Town Mayor, Councillor Peter Wyatt Pictured also are Rotary President Geof Clark, and Lynn Adams from Action for Carers in Essex who were the main nominated Charity for this year’s Swimarathon.

Last year the Swimarathon earned £9k for charitable organisations and we are hoping to match that amount or better again this year.

Thanks to Ahead4 who also provided computers and their partner Essex Digital Copiers who provided a large copier to print the certificates for the swimmers. Our grateful thanks to our corporate sponsors Church and Hawes, Peach Financial, South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre, Palmers Solicitors, Meadowcroft Garden Centre , Radars football Club and Brickfield Dental Surgery and Finrod who pay for the costs of the event and so that all the sponsorship of the swimmers goes to the charity. Also we wish to thank SWF Focus for all the publicity they help us to create for the Rotary events.

Many of the teams from this year have already booked up for next year’s event and we will be looking to include more swimmers to enjoy the excitement that everyone did this year.

We would like to thank everyone who supported the Swimarathon and for making it such an enjoyable and successful event. Details are

avilable online at :-  www.swfswimarathon.co.uk