Take on a 12-week swimming challenge in a pool near you and help raise money for children with only half a working heart.

How to get involved:

  • Set yourself a goal of how many lengths you’d like to swim over the 12 weeks
  • Set up a sponsor page and ask your family and friends to support you
  • Head to your pool and record how many lengths you swim each time you visit using our progress card
  • Let us know how many lengths you swim so that we can add it to our totaliser
  • Send in your offline sponsorship using the paying-in slip at the back of the fundraising pack

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Download your Big Hearted Swimathon fundraising pack below:

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Big Hearted Swimathon poster

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Progress card

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