Things are different this year compared to last year, so 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, 29th March 2024.
  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 on Local Giving, through which all sponsorship will be collected.
  10. There will be no paper sponsorship forms provided.
  11. Collection of sponsorship money will close on 1st May 2024.
  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 who chose to enter the competition must have exactly six 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. New records will be set in all categories this year following a change of rules.
  3. Each team may enter in one of the following categories:
    • Primary school team*
    • Secondary school years 7-9*
    • Secondary school years 10-13*
    • Under 12
    • Under 16
    • Family team
    • Team's combined age 300 or over
    • Open (mixed ages)
    • Swimming club teams - 15 and under
    • Swimming club teams - open
    • Swimming Club teams - 180
    • Swimming Club teams - 240
    • Swimming Club teams - 300
    • Swimming Club teams - 360
    • Swimming Club teams - 400
  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 be awarded to the team in each of the categories above which completed the greatest number of lengths.
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