St. Margaret’s Hospice is promoting this event on behalf of the event organiser Taunton Club of Soroptimist International.

  1. All team captains must complete and return the Official Entry Form which will be forwarded to you by the Taunton Soroptimist Swimathon Bookings Officer.
  2. All swimmers must be at least eight years of age on the day of the event. The £10 team fee is non-refundable.
  3. Each team must consist of SIX swimmers with an ADULT non-swimming captain, and each team will be required to swim for 53 minutes. The non-swimming captain must be present at the pool side at all times.
  4. Two lengths of the 25-metre pool (one lap) must be swum by each competing team member, in relay fashion, for 53 minutes.
  5. Whilst life-saving cover is provided, team members are reminded that they take part at their own risk. Parents and guardians are responsible for their child/children’s safety.
  6. Each team will be responsible for raising its own sponsorship money which is then divided as follows: 50% to St Margaret's Somerset Hospice and 25% each to Taunton Foodbank Project and Mind in Taunton and West Somerset. The non-swimming captain will be responsible for collecting and paying in the sponsorship money by 20th March 2018.
  7. Each captain will be advised of the date and time for the team to report to the pool. It will be the responsibility of the captain to inform the team of ALL relevant details. Teams MUST swim at the time stated by the Organisers.
  8. Official Entry Forms must be received by the Swimathon Bookings Officer no later than 31st January 2018. A signed parental consent form must be submitted for each swimmer under the age of 16 years, obtainable from the bookings officer.
  9. By registering for this event you are agreeing that any official photographs taken can be used by St. Margaret’s Hospice, Taunton Foodbank Project, Mind in Taunton and West Somerset or Taunton Club of Soroptimist International for any promotional purposes.
  10. There is no limit to the number of teams that may be entered by any organisation.
  11. Entries are limited to a maximum of 110 teams and will be accepted on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
  12. The Organisers reserve the right to make such alterations as may be necessary for the efficient organisation of the event.
  13. Further information and/or Official Entry Forms can be obtained from the Swimathon Bookings Officer, 12 Roughmoor Crescent, Taunton TA1 1EX. Telephone 01823 423187 [email protected]
  14. By booking a team on the Swimathon, you are opting to receive communications about this event.
  15. The information you provide will be shared with Taunton Soroptimist only be used for Swimathon purposes. St. Margaret’s Hospice will not give your information to any other third parties.