Marathon Swims is the ultimate swimming challenge. Swimming now has its own marathon.
Marathon Swims 2021:
The Marathon Swims 2020 event at the London Aquatics Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park could not take place as planned in 2020. We'll be back next year for Marathon Swims 2021.
This decision about this year's event was made after very careful consideration of the options available to us and our ability to stage Marathon Swims 2020 as we would like, in as safe and secure an environment as possible, and we sadly reached the conclusion that it was not possible this year.
Register your interest in Marathon Swims 2021 today.
Marathon Swims Virtual Challenge 2020:
Marathon Swims Virtual Challenge was your chance to take on an iconic marathon swimming distance in your own time. And it was FREE!
Participants took on the Marathon 10k and the Ultra Marathon 25k. Swim as often as you'd like at a venue/pool of your choice to achieve your distance challenge. Complete your challenge over a maximum of 30 days before 31 December 2020 (Tier 4 areas will have a new timeframe for completion set when restrictions are over).
Send us your results to earn your exclusive Marathon Swims Virtual Challenge medal.
Registration is now closed. The Marathon Swims Virtual Challenge will be back next year. Register your interest today.
Marathon Swims format:
We've innovated in swimming to give you instant, reliable results using RFID chip technology to deliver an engaging, exciting challenge event (for spectators as well as participants). No need for lap counting or endless laps of the same lane.
Watch our 30 second Marathon Swims format explainer video:
Checkout out our previous
Marathon Swims events at the London Aquatics Centre:
The Ultimate Swimming Challenge
Marathon Swims Virtual Challenge
1 Nov - 31 Dec 2020
Choose from the Marathon 10k or the Ultra Marathon 25k. Swim as often as you'd like in a pool/venue of your choice to achieve your distance challenge over 30 consecutive days before midnight 31 Dec 2020.
Send us your results to earn your exclusive Marathon Swims VIRTUAL medal. Registration is now closed.
We're keen to take Marathon Swims to new locations. If you'd like to see a Marathon Swims event in a pool near you - register your interest here