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Saturday February 27th 2021

Bletchingley Playground Friends Sponsored Swim

Saturday 30th May 2009 at Hawthorns School, Bletchingley between 9am and 1pm.

You can enter as an individual or as a team and do something fun with your friends.  All ages and abilities welcome.

Dear Swimathon Participant

Thank you for your interest in taking part in this healthy and worthy cause.  The Hawthorns have very kindly agreed to host the event for the Bletchingley Playground Friends and all proceeds will go towards the Bletchingley Playground project as per the adopted constitution.


Each team will consist of up to six people and while all ages and abilities are welcome all team members must be competent swimmers in deep water.  The Team will swim for 50 minutes with start times at hourly intervals from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Teams may organise their relay of swimmers in whatever way they think fit. There is no requirement for each team member to shoulder an equal amount of the work, only a need for the swimming to be constant and unbroken for the entire 50 minutes.

Fully qualified lifeguards, provided by Bletchingley Playground Friends and the Hawthorns School, will be in attendance throughout the event.

Any team wishing to bring classmates, friends and family along to support the team on the day are very welcome to do so and refreshments and programmes will be available to purchase during the event.

At the end of the Swimathon there will be a prize giving presentation. Certificates will be provided to all participants who successfully completed the Swimathon and there will be medals for the best performing teams and / or individual.  There will also be prizes for the Team and Individual raising the most sponsorship money.


Having found your swimmers the first step is to enter by filling out an entry form and send it to the Bletchingley Playground Friends (contact details below).

When your entry is accepted you will be sent a Swimathon Sponsorship Pack by e-mail and/or – for those entrants without internet access – by letter, providing you with all the details on the day, the sponsorship forms as well as your allocated time of your swim. We have not indicated time slots on the entrance form as we will try to match like teams or individual swimmers together as much as possible.  If you do have a particular time constraint, then please do let us know and we will try to accommodate you.

All you need to do after this is to raise as much sponsorship as possible (but at a minimum the Entry Sponsorship requirement is £10 per person and there is a prize for the most sponsorship funds raised) and turn up, fighting fit, on the day.

Kim Wantling
Chair of Bletchingley Playground Friends
20 Lambert Cottages
Rabies Heath Road
Surrey   RH1 4PN
Tel: 01883 742 998

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