Changes to our Swim Timetable:

There will be some amendments to the public swimming availability and pool depths from Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th May 2024 due to the start of our pool upgrade. Please check our Swim Timetable for the latest session times.

Swim for a cause at Swimathon 2024

Oct 11, 2023 | Blog

What is Swimathon?

Swimathon is the world’s largest annual fundraising swimming challenge, supporting two incredible charities: Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.

In 2024 Bangor Aurora Aquatics & Leisure Complex, along with over 450 pools across the UK, will be hosting the highly anticipated Swimathon event from 26th April to 28th April 2024.

Participants can take part in any distance from 400m to 5km over the 3 day event, or if you just fancy a bit more flexibility to your Swimathon challenge, take advantage of MySwimathon to take on the challenge in your own time over 3 weeks.

How to get involved

If you want to be the first to hear about Early Bird tickets to get the cheapest entry options, please register via the button below. Early Bird tickets will be on sale from Wednesday 18th October 2023.

Register today

We encourage you to invite friends, family and colleagues to join us for this remarkable day of swimming and giving back to the community.


Who is Swimathon for?

Swimathon has a wide range of challenges, available for swimmers of all abilities, ages and experiences! Beginners, experts, short and long distances, individual or team entries, hosted sessions or independent swimmers, there is a challenge to suit everyone!

Visit the official Swimathon website for full details on challenge types. 

Where will your money go?

All the money from your fundraising will go to two incredible charities:

Cancer Research UK - the largest charitable funder of cancer research in the world.
Marie Curie - providing care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families.