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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

February 28, 2019

Marathon Swims is now officially a series! We're delighted to announce two new partnerships: Level Water, the charity providing a fair start in sport for child

February 11, 2019

This time of year is perfect for planning your 2019 events and when the summer months finally arrive, there is no better place to be than in the open water.

January 21, 2019

Blue Monday is here – but it’s a time to do something exciting, not to be sad. Blue Monday was meant to be a day when we look forward to something positive, something you can't wait to do or challenge yourself with. 

Blue Monday is often is billed as the most depressing day of the year. Generally falling on the third Monday of January, when we are most like...

December 28, 2018

2018 has been a fantastic year of swimming, with the sport hitting the headlines for gold medal hauls as well as epic world record attempts. Here are the answers to the Marathon Swims Quiz of the Year:

Correct answers in bold and underlined

Question 1:

In April, Team England won nine gold medals at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. How many of these golds we...

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