You made a splash and changed lives

The Swimathon is the UK’s biggest swimming fundraising event. This year it took place at over 600 pools across the UK between 18th and 20th March. The money raised by our super swimmers will transform lives, right here in the UK and across the world's poorest communities.

Six flagship Games

This year, there were special Sainsbury's Sport Relief Games events in six major cities across the UK: Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, London, Norwich or Sheffield.


At 60 lengths of a 25m pool, this was a favourite for novice (or rusty) swimmers.

With a bit of training, some swimmers took on 100 lengths of a 25m pool.

At 200 lengths of a 25m pool, this was the ultimate water-based challenge.

Our DIY option saw swimmers picking a pool and distance of their choice.

"The atmosphere was great and really exciting. My younger daughter Leah nearly did 50 metres which, for her, was a real challenge, but she did it to try and make a difference."

The Nick family, 1.5k Swimathon relay

Your sponsorship money changes lives

The money you raise changes things in a big way. In the last two years, more than 11.5 million people have been helped by money raised from Sport Relief.

See where your money goes

We teamed up with The Swimathon Foundation to give you more ways than ever to jump in and help raise money.