Sponsored Swim

Can you swim the English Channel with its strong currents and freezing waters? It’s great if you can and it would make a lot of money for charity, especially with all of the publicity you would get. However, you don’t have to be an Olympic swimmer to take part in a sponsored swim.

First thing you need to do is get together a group of your friends, family or colleagues who are willing to take part in the sponsored swim. Then, make a plan of how far you are going to swim and on what date and time. Once you have worked that out you can start gathering sponsorship. Sponsorship could be per length of the swimming pool, per hour or one amount for the entire swim.

Next, speak to your local swimming pools. Tell them about your event and which charity it’s for. Ask them if they can give you a discount on the use of their pool for the day. Better still, see if they will give you the use of the pool free of charge, in the name of charity.

If you’re planning on going for a long time, practice in advance so you’ll be fit and ready to go. On the day of your swim, get friends, family and colleagues to attend and cheer you on. This will help keep your motivation going!

Who knew fundraising could go so swimmingly?


  1. Anonomus says:

    I’m doin this