Join #TeamYAT

Organised by the Rotary Club of Swindon North & Thamesdown, their Charity SWIMATHON gives a team of swimmers the opportunity to collect sponsorship for your favourite charity – Youth Adventure Trust! Team members can be friends, school or work colleagues, family members, in fact any group with a shared aim. They organise and run the event and it’s totally free to enter.

Their SWIMATHON is not a marathon or a race. It’s a fun event for swimmers of all ages and abilities to take part. No-one will be asked to complete a certain distance or to swim at a certain speed, team members just swim in relay for 55 minutes. All swimmers will be given a medal and a certificate to show how many lengths they completed.

Ideally your team should have 4 to 8 members, people who are not only prepared to swim but also willing to collect sponsorship on themselves. Give your team a name, decide who will be the team captain, and select the charity or organisation you want to raise money for. They suggest that each team member endeavours to collect at least £50 sponsorship themselves. Funds raised will be collected by the Rotary Club and split equally between the Youth Adventure Trust (they will make a payment to the charity) and SMASH.

Registration details

You can enter online and we’ll support you to raise as much as you can without being committed to a set target.

Apply for your place

The event is free to enter!

Three easy steps

Follow these three steps to join TeamYAT and inspire young lives!

1. Tell us you want to take on the Charity SWIMATHON

2. Find out more and book your place

3. Set up your fundraising page

Every day, our Programme Managers are working with vulnerable young people to build resilience, develop confidence and learn skills they can use to face the challenge in their lives. Each place on the Youth Adventure Programme costs £1,300 a year, so every penny you raise will really empower young people to lead positive lives and fulfil their potential.

We’ll support you

Once you sign up to join TeamYAT, we’ll be here to support you throughout all the training for your challenge, and after the big day, to help you reach your personal and fundraising goals. 

You’ll receive:

Fundraising advice from a team who knows what it’s like to step out of your comfort zone
fundraising pack filled with top tips and ideas
Regular updates on how your fundraising makes a difference

Get in touch

Thank you on for your interest in the Charity SWIMATHON! Please get in touch with Natalie on if you have any questions or to find out more about joining #TeamYAT.

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