Registration is now OPEN for the Skipton Swimarathon

Groups of friends, families and work colleagues can now register for this year’s Skipton Swimarathon.

Lane bookings are being taken on a first-come, first served basis for the highly popular charity event, which is taking place at Beau Sejour between 2 and 6 October this year.

The Skipton Swimarathon is organised jointly by the Guernsey Round Table and Lions Club of Guernsey, and supported by long-term sponsor, Skipton. This year’s charitable beneficiary is the GSPCA.

Between their teams of volunteers, the two clubs organise a mass swim relay at Beau Sejour for over 2,000 participants across the four-day event. Regular entrants include a team of Deputies, the BBC, lawyers, building firms, family groups and friends. It is recommended that teams of around 8 people swim in relay for the hour-long allocated slot, ensuring no-one runs out of steam.

Guernsey’s schools are also highly supportive of the Skipton Swimarathon, with some classic belly flop and fancy-dress competitions having taken place over the years.

And for many, it has become a family tradition, with groups looking forward to the fun and camaraderie that events like this bring.

The Skipton Swimarathon is very close to having raised over £2 million since inception in 1977, and it is hoped the Guernsey public will, once again, donate generously for another excellent cause.

Participants can check lane availability, book their lane, and download sponsorship forms at: