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Soroptimist Swimathon

SWIMATHON 2024 to be relaunched and will take place on 10th/11th February


This will be the 33rd Soroptimist Swimathon in Taunton and this time we have partnered with the Taunton Round Table and the Taunton 41 Club.

The 2020 Swimathon raised £16,528, making the total raised over the 32 years just over £677,000.  This has been distributed among 78 local charities.

The 2024 Swimathon is the first to be held since 2020 and we are looking forward to holding this event with our Partners and raising money for each of the three chosen charities.

Taunton Soroptimists have chosen Young Somerset, Round Table, the Somerset Counselling Centre and 41 Club, Ups and Downs South West.

It doesn’t matter whether you are 8 or 80 and whether you swim fast or slow, do crawl or doggy-paddle, so long as you can rustle up a team of six, you can take part in this Swimathon.  It is one of the most successful fund raising events in the south west – since its inception in 1988 over £677,000 has been given directly to a variety of locally-based charities – see Swimathon Charities.

Taunton School generously make their pool available each year for the two days of the Swimathon.  Every swimmer gets a medal, and there are a number of trophies to be won for teams raising the most sponsorship money or swimming the most lengths.

The Swimathon Committee said, “Teams from all over the Taunton community take part in our Swimathon, including Law firms, Accountancy firms, the Hydrographic Office, Musgrove Park Hospital, St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice, schools – and many, many more.  It is a real community event, and there is a great buzz.  Teams come back, year after year, and they always have a great time”.

Here are some of the highlights from the 2020 event – held in February before Covid-19 restrictions.

Taunton School is the main sponsor of this event, together with valued support from Milsted Langdon, Alpha Trophies, Rockwell Printers and Timpson.

Come and join in the Swimathon; it’s the most fun you could have on a cold weekend in February – and you can get a rosy glow by raising some money for local good causes. 

For more information send an e-mail request to Swimathon Email.

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