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Join the Swim Marathon and help spread the joy of water

The issue

In the UK, we're lucky to have clean water to help us maintain healthy, happy lives – whether it's for drinking or swimming. But for 1 in 10 people around the world that isn't the case. Right now, they must rely on distant water sources, wasting hours every day to collect water that isn't safe to drink or clean with.

What can we do about it?

Together with WaterAid, we can change that. This autumn, challenge yourself to swim a marathon distance over 12 weeks in your local pool or open water. Get sponsored to swim, raise money and help spread the joy of water to the 785 million people who don’t have clean water close to home.

Whether you’re already a swimming fanatic or you’re looking to dip your toe in for the first time, join the Swim Marathon. You can break it down to weekly laps or reach your distance over a few swims in a leisure centre, a lido or somewhere more natural. What’s important is that you have fun, enjoy the water and raise some vital funds for better hygiene.

Raise money to bring clean water to others around the world

Sign up for the Swim Marathon

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