Ordinary People, Amazing Things
Horsham, West Sussex, UK

Sunday 19 September 2021

Horsham Lions Tenth Sponsored Swimarathon will take place at
The Pavilions in the Park, Horsham on Sunday 19 September 2021

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Over the last 9 years the Swimarathon has raised more than £60,000 for
many deserving causes in the Horsham area.

In 2021 we are again supporting Horsham Matters, a small charity making a big impact in the local community,
providing emergency food parcels through the Horsham District Foodbank as well as helping people in
fuel poverty and those who are homeless.

Horsham Matters currently provides emergency food for individuals and families through the Horsham District Foodbank, in addition to running the Horsham Night Shelter which provides homeless people with a bed and food in the winter months.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic there has been a threefold increase in need for Foodbank support for those struggling financially due to illness, furlough or loss of livelihood. Horsham Matters plans to open a Community Hub in 2021 and as well as incorporating a supermarket-style Foodbank, the hub will include a Café where those that can afford to pay, do so, and those facing financial difficulties are subsidised or eat free. funds raised at Swimarathon 2021 will be used for setting up the Hub Café and contribute to creating an inclusive, healthy community in Horsham.

Read more about Horsham Matters

Swimarathon 2021 - Event Sponsors

D Durrant Removals & Storage

A family run, Horsham based company serving
Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

D Durrant Removals & Storage website

Woodlands Estate Agents, Sales & Lettings

Established for over 25 years, based in Horsham.

Woodlands Sales and Lettings website


In previous years our Swimarathon was oversubscribed, so if it is your intention to take part you will need to return your entry form to us as soon as possible.

We are limited to 40 teams and places will be allocated on a first come basis.

How Does It Work?


Taking Part

The Swimarathon is run on a 50/50 basis. Half the money you raise by sponsorship will benefit a good cause of your choice, this can be your favourite charity, your club or maybe your school. The majority of the other half will benefit Horsham Matters with a smaller percentage being reserved for other good causes in the Horsham area which are regularly supported by Horsham Lions Club.

You can of course join with us in supporting Horsham Matters. The decision is yours; all we ask is that you help us raise as much money as possible.


Taking part is very easy; there is no entry fee. You will need a team of up to 6 swimmers plus an adult non-swimming team captain. All ages can take part, from 8 to 70 upwards. The first member of a team swims one length of the pool and then relaxes while the other members of the team each swim a length of 25 metres in turn. The first swimmer then swims again and so on for 55 minutes. There could be up to eight teams swimming each hour. Why not ask your friends and colleagues to have a go? It's great fun and good healthy exercise!


Team Captain



The team captain ensures that swimmers are ready to swim at the appointed time, manages the swimmers at the poolside and counts the number of lengths completed. The team captain is also responsible for ensuring that all sponsorship monies pledged are collected and that 50% is paid to Horsham Lions Club as soon as possible after the event and at the latest by the end of November 2021.


Swimarathon 2021 Entry Form

Swimarathon 2021 Sponsorship Form


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