Grantham Rotary Swimarathon
The Rotary Club of Grantham 354. District 1070, RIBI has been running a very successful Swimarathon for the last 23 years. During this time, the event has raised over £550,000 for local and worthwhile causes.
In 2010 Rotary Club of Grantham was honoured to receive Rotary International’s ‘Significant Achievement Award’ (awarded to approximately 100 Clubs out of 33,000 Clubs worldwide each year.) for its efforts in the Community through Swimarathon.
Most recently, on November 5th 2011, Rotary Club of Grantham's long-serving Swimarathon chair Roger Graves had the honour of receiving a national Swimming Association (ASA) special achievement award for fundraising at the Swimtastic2011 event.
Like most events of its kind, it started out in a small way, and has grown to be a 3 day event with 230 teams of swimmers, who have collected sponsorship, doing as many lengths of the swimming pool as possible in 55 minutes. Each of the 8 lanes has up to 6 swimmers taking it in turns to do a length. There is a lot of ‘clicking’ to keep count of the number of lengths, and behind the scenes energy to produce a team photograph and certificates for each participant whilst they are swimming.
In 2012 the event raised £45,000 and 90% of this was handed back to numerous local charities and worthy projects at a special presentation evening. ( 10% was used for Club projects).
A real community event with local people helping to local organisations and at the same time keeping fit and having lots of fun!
Why not visit our event web site where you can see first hand, just how much fun hosting a swimarathon can be!
Our club would like to help you and your own club to organise a similar event in your own area.