As official swim brand partner of Swimathon, Zoggs are proud, to once again support the campaign in 2016 – the world’s biggest fundraising swim – by helping to promote the event at over 600 pools throughout the UK. In 2015, 49% of participants signed up for Swimathon after hearing about it at their local leisure centre (44% in 2014).
Swimathon will see thousands of swimmers have fun challenging themselves through 5k, 2.5k and 1.5k individual challenges or team 5k/1.5k challenges. In addition, there is also the option for participants to ‘Simply Swim’ a distance of their choice whilst raising funds for Sport Relief.
Since 1986, Swimathon has raised more than £42 million for charitable causes and in 2016 will be helping Sport Relief to raise cash and change lives. Half of all the money the public raises is spent by Comic Relief right here at home in the UK, with the other half used to make a difference in the world’s poorest communities.
Swimathon President and Olympic gold-medallist Duncan Goodhew said, “I love Swimathon because it gives people a goal to train for, an extra reason to get in the pool and above all else it helps to raise money for a truly fantastic cause.”
“As Zoggs is The Fun Swim Co., Swimathon is the perfect event for us to support. Swimathon is all about the whole swimming community coming together to have fun and raise significant funds for Sport Relief,” said David Annand, UK Marketing and PR Manager at Zoggs.