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February 18, 2020

What’s your swim strategy? Marathon Swims has been challenging participants to swim a marathon since 2017 and in that time, we have seen many different appro

January 14, 2020

This time of the year you can’t walk down the street without bumping into someone training for the marathon. After lucking out in the ballot and a big festive

January 7, 2020

How to identify, select and enter your 'A' race. This time of year, through the cold dark nights of winter, our thoughts turn to our goals for the year. Which sports events shall you enter?

December 23, 2019

The last 10 years has seen an extraordinary increase in people swimming incredible distances. Here we look back at an awesome decade of marathon swimming. 2010

November 20, 2019

The Marathon Swims event – London’s swimming marathon - has become part of the Swimathon Foundation’s family of swimming events. After a 3rd sell-out year...

November 10, 2019

We had a very special visitor on day two of Marathon Swims 2019. None other than Fran Brown, GB Paratriathlete World and European champion. Fran, who is ranked number one in the world, actually trains at the London Aquatic Centre, the home of Marathon Swims. 

Before she sustained a life-altering spinal injury, Fran was a keen climber and swimmer. After...

September 14, 2019

Long before our intrepid marathon swimmers took on the Marathon 10k, Half Marathon 5k and 1k Challenge at the London Aquatics Centre, on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - marathon swimming in London was a sport that captured the public's attention.

The Thames was the venue and thousands would gather to watch extraordinary feats by legends such as Captain Matthew We...

July 24, 2019

 Happy Birthday to us ... On July 24 2017 we launched Marathon Swims and today we celebrate our 2nd birthday! Today is a great time to reflect on the past two years...

We launched with no database and no social media following but we were blown away with what was to follow. We sold-out the event in just two months. Marathon Swims 2018 launched soo...

April 1, 2019

A change in the marathon swimming distance has been announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Marathon Swim is an ever-present event in the Olympic Games since Beijing 2008. The 10k open water event has included memorable, iconic marathon swims in the Serpentine in London and Copacabana Beach, Rio. 

The IOC today stated that from 2024 onwards,...

March 7, 2019

International Women’s Day is Friday 8 March 2019. We thought we’d take the opportunity to highlight our sport of swimming; the changes, the participants and the pioneers and celebrate their amazing achievements. So, here’s our reasons to celebrate swimming on IWD

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