Please read these conditions in full before clicking the button at the bottom to book a lane at this year's Swimarathon.

  1. The Haywards Heath Lions Club's Annual Swimmarathon will take place at the Dolphin Leisure Centre, Pasture Hill Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1LY on Good Friday, 10th April 2020.
  2. The swim is open to any group (e.g. organizations, families, friends, etc.).
  3. There is no limit to the number of teams that can be entered by any one organisation.
  4. There is no entry fee.
  5. Each team should consist of six swimmers and an adult non-swimming length counter.
  6. Each team will swim for a total of 55 minutes in relay style.
  7. The pool is 25m in length, and participants need to be competent enough swimmers to complete several one length swims during the 55 minutes.
  8. All swimmers will be presented with a medal at the end of their swim.
  9. Each team will be provided with an online donations page through Virgin Money Giving. Paper sponsorship forms will also be available.
  10. All sponsorship money from paper forms must be collected by the individual swimmers.
  11. All sponsorship money collected must be paid to Haywards Heath Lions Club Charity Trust Fund by 17th May 2020.
  12. When all 66 lanes have been allocated, entries will be placed on a reserve list.
  13. Haywards Heath Lions Club reserves the right to make such conditions or alterations to the above as may be considered necessary.
  14. As well as raising funds, each team may choose to enter the competition below.


  1. Teams which chose to enter the competition must have exactly 6 swimmers, who must swim in order, with each swimmer completing their length before the next swimmer starts their swim.
  2. Teams aiming to break an event record must notify Haywards Heath Lions Club in advance. The current record is 250 lengths, and 220 lengths for a 15-and-under team.
  3. Each team may enter in one of the following categories:
    • Primary school team*
    • Secondary school years 7-9*
    • Secondary school years 10-13*
    • Ages 11 and under
    • Ages 15 and under
    • Family team
    • Open (mixed ages)
    • Team's combined age 300 or over
    • Swimming Club teams - 15 and under
    • Swimming Club teams - open
    • Swimming Club teams - Masters 180
    • Swimming Club teams - Masters 240
    • Swimming Club teams - Masters 300
    • Swimming Club teams - Masters 360
  4. *Only children attending the school at the time of the Swimarathon shall be eligible for the team.
  5. Trophies will be awarded to the school teams completing the most lengths in each category. The winning schools will retain the trophies for 12 months.
  6. Certificates will awarded to the team in each of the categories above which completed the greatest number of lengths.
  7. All awards will be made at a presentation event in June at the Town Hall.
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