Swimarathon | 29th March 2024

Haywards Heath Lions Club – Swimarathon

On Good Friday 29th March 2024, Haywards Heath Lions Club will be holding their annual Swimarathon at The Dolphin Leisure Centre. Swimmers of all ages and abilities are needed to support the event. Teams consist of six swimmers who swim as a relay team for 55 minutes. Some teams are made up of older swimmers taking things at a very leisurely pace, others of swimmers who want to speed along, some are family teams, and some are made up of people who just want to have fun and enjoy the experience. All are very welcome!

This year will be the 38th time the club has staged the event over the past 40 years with 2 years being missed due to Covid.

This year the club has chosen Time4Children to be the main beneficiary. Time 4 Children is a small charity based in Haywards Heath, dedicated to improving the emotional wellbeing of children of Primary School age in Mid Sussex. It provides free one-to-one Emotional Listening Support for Children who find it hard to express their thoughts, feelings, experiences and worries safely. We do this with a team of trained Volunteer Practitioners.

Each team can then choose their own local charity/local good cause to receive the remaining 50% of their sponsorship.

There is no entry fee charged.

Further information and an entry form can be found on our Swimarathon website hhlionsswim.co.uk

We are also encouraging residents to find out more about the activities of the Haywards Heath Lions Club including our Swimarathon, specs recycling service and our Message in a Bottle scheme.


What is the Haywards Heath Lions Swimarathon?

The Haywards Heath Lions Club’s Swimarathon is our annual charity fundraising event held at the Dolphin Leisure Centre on Good Friday. Teams of six swimmers are invited to swim in a 55-minute-long relay to raise money for a good cause of their own choice and for the Lions’ selected good cause.


Which Charity are Haywards Heath Lions Club supporting this year?

For 2024, the Lions have chosen to support Time4Children.

Please also note that each team that enter can also then choose their own local charity/local good cause to receive the remaining 50% of their sponsorship.

Entries will open on 1st January 2024, to register your team please use this link to view www.hhlionsswim.co.uk (Note: opens in a new tab) 


Is the Swimarathon a competition?

The Haywards Heath Lions Club Swimarathon is principally a charity event. However, there is a voluntary competitive side to the event each year.

We love to celebrate success in every form, so below we have listed the ‘winners’ from our 2022 Swimarathon competitions:


Register your team now

If you’d like to know more about our Swimarathon event for 2023, or if you’d like to register a team to take part, please use this link to view www.hhlionsswim.co.uk


Report from the 2022 Swimarathon

In 2022 thirty-six teams swam 4,310 lengths and over £11,000 was raised.

Competition winners 2022

In 2022 competition, the winning teams by number of lengths completed were:

  • Age 11 and under Dolphin Doughnuts 66
  • Primary school Burgess Hill Girls Year 5 111
  • Secondary school years 7-9 Downlands 177
  • Open On D Lash 188
  • Family team The Slippery Suckers 124
  • Swimming Club 15 and under Marlins Water Devils 113
  • Swimming Club Open Marlins Top Squids 203

Register your team for the 2024 Swimarathon now

If you’d like to know more about our Swimarathon event for 2024, or if you’d like to register a team to take part, please use this link to view www.hhlionsswim.co.uk