RJAH Swimathon 2017

Welcome to RJAH Swimathon 2017

Thank you! We are delighted you are considering swimming for us to fundraise for The League of Friends to RJAH. If you have not taken part in our swimathon before you can find out more information here.

How much to enter and where can I swim?

It is free to enter and you can complete your goal at any swimming pool as long as you let us know – contact details below. This year, we are working with Freedom Leisure at their centres including Wrexham Water World, Chirk Leisure Centre and  Gwyn Evans in Gwersyllt. At these centres, you can get a special discount to have your first swim for £5 and subsequent swims for £2 when you receive your wristband.

Set your swimming target

Whether you are working in a team relay or as an individual, The League of Friends to RJAH encourages you to set yourself realistic targets to your ability. If appropriate, ensure you have been given full medical clearance from your GP to take part in the challenge. Beginners may wish to agree their target with a family member or swimming instructor. If one length is a suitable goal – please give it a splash!

The table below is based on a 25 metre pool and may help teams or more adventurous individuals decide on a distance plan:

Kilometres                             miles                       lengths

5                                              3.1                          200

2.5                                          1.6                          100

1.5                                          0.9                          60

Whatever you decide we are very grateful for your dedication to our fundraising.

How to register

Once you have set your swimming target follow the steps below and get ready for that splash:

  1. Phone 01691 404401/404527 or email friends@rjah.nhs.uk and we will enter your name onto our RJAH swimathon database and send you your free RJAH wristband.
  2. Click below to download a sponsorship form and enter your own name, address, telephone number, e-mail address – fill in your target and circulate your friends, neighbours and relations and encourage them to sponsor you.
  3. If you wish to swim at a Freedom Leisure pool you can also collect your free League of Friends to RJAH swimming wristband at one of their centres –Wrexham Waterworld, Chirk Leisure Centre and Gwyn Evans Leisure Centre in Gwersyllt are set up ready to welcome you. You can also make yourself known at their Welshpool and Newtown swim centres as the same discount applies for The League of Friends to RJAH Swimathon 2017 entrants.
  4. You can make your sponsorship donations to our Just Giving Page

When your swim is complete

As soon as you have achieved your swimming goal, get it signed off by your recorder and let us know so that we can thank you.