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Marathon Swims Partners

Marathon Swims Owners

The Swimathon Foundation is the charity behind the world's biggest fundraising swim, Swimathon and owners of Marathon Swims..


 In their 30 year history, Swimathon swimmers have raised an incredible £50 million for such well known charities as Marie Curie, Sport Relief, Macmillan Cancer Support, NSPCC, The British Heart Foundation and The Prince's Trust.

The Swimathon Foundation also supports smaller organisations that are involved with local swimming projects through its Community Grants scheme. In the past a variety of initiatives, including swimming programmes for those with special needs, participation schemes by youth groups, clubs for the elderly, swimming clubs and disability groups have all benefitted from its support.


Marathon Swims Founding Partner

Established in 1993, GLL is the largest UK-based charitable social enterprise delivering leisure, health and community services. Under the consumer facing brand Better, the organisation operates more than 300 public sport and leisure centres and 88 libraries in partnership with more than 30 local councils, public agencies and sporting organisations. Better leisure facilities enjoy 40 million visitors a year and have more than 650,000 members.

GLL exists to make community services and spaces better for everyone. In practice, that means investing all profits back into providing quality leisure and fitness facilities for the good of the communities where GLL operates. Alongside the organisation's core leisure and library divisions, GLL runs sport and legacy development, health intervention and education, as well as offering the GLL Sports Foundation, one of the largest independent support programmes for talented young athletes in the UK.

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Level Water

Level Water is the official charity partner of Marathon Swims. 

Level Water is committed to increasing the number of disabled children learning to swim in the UK. 

Level Water provides each child with specialist one-to-one lessons until they are ABLE to join group swimming lessons and continue swimming forever. These lessons are for primary aged children with a physical disability or sensory impairment. 

Every child who learns to swim is learning a life-saving skill. Once each child has learnt to swim 15m front crawl and backstroke, they can be safe and independent in the water, and can join group swimming lessons or join their local competitive club.  But it's not just about swimming...through developing independence in the water, and being able to join mainstream classes, each child develops confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

Level Water work with 485 children a week at 65 sites around the country. By choosing to support us with your Marathon Swim, we can teach more children with disabilities how to swim and offer a lifetime of sport. 

Learn more about us here

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Outdoor Swimmer Magazine

Outdoor Swimmer is the magazine for outdoor swimmers by outdoor swimmers. Each issue of Outdoor Swimmer magazine is a celebration of swimming outdoors in which we share inspirational stories, wild swimming spots, technique advice, training sessions and stunning photography.


Participation Sport Ltd.

Participation Sport Ltd. are the creators and founders of Marathon Swims. The Participation Sport team have over 15 years experience in creating, promoting and operating mass participation sport events in the UK and overseas.

Participation Sport Ltd. are also the creators of Ultra London - London's ultra marathon.


Swim for Tri

Swim for Tri, (SFT), is a swim technique and coaching concept brought to you by the brother and sister team of Dan and Keeley Bullock. 


The team share over 30 years experience of competitive swimming, coaching, teaching swim lessons and direct involvement with the sport of Triathlon and Openwater racing as competitors and Coaches


Surprise yourself with a unique type of holiday in 2018. SwimQuest specialise in helping people of all ages and abilities explore and enjoy the open water, and have recently won the Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award for their outstanding customer reviews.


Complete beginners and experienced swimmers can benefit from SwimQuest’s expert swim coaching and beautiful island-to-island and coastal swimming. Just like a walking or a cycling holiday, this is a fantastic way to explore stunning parts of the world from a unique, aquatic vantage point, meet like minded individuals and come home energised.

SwimQuest are also offering two lucky Marathon Swims prize draw winners a free holiday to the Maldives

To find out more, visit 

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