Each year the Skipton Swimarathon raises money for good causes, here in Guernsey.
The first Swimarathon organising committee was formed by The Lions Club of Guernsey, Guernsey Round Table and Variety Club of Guernsey under the chairmanship of Harry Bisson in 1977, with the aim of raising funds to put back into the community. Forty-seven years later and the event has grown from 1,000 swimmers to over 2,500, raising over £1,900,000 for Guernsey charities. The Skipton Swimarathon is run jointly by the Lions Club of Guernsey and Guernsey Round Table and sponsored by local bank Skipton International.
The chosen charities for 2023 both support the mental health and wellbeing of islanders of all ages:
Guernsey Mind – www.guernseymind.org.gg
The Youth Commission of Guernsey & Alderney – www.youthcommission.gg