Swimarathon 2019 Entries are now being accepted for the 2019 Lions Swimarathon. Please express your interest now. Details and downloadable documents are below. 

Swimarathon 2019 Regs jpg

Express an interest NOW by email to swim@randflions.org.uk

You will need to download the following forms: -

Pictured here from the 2015 Swimarathon are Amy Pugh's team from Burgate School swimming to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research. Also pictured are Lion President Geoff Kay and Lion Julie Kay.The swimmers were Angela Williamson, Anikin Newbigging, Rui Simpson, Arnie Petty, Zoe Cooper, Katie Rose Warem and Rebekah Wild

Amy Pugh's team of swimmers.

Mary and Martha Copplestone swam throughout the afternoon and completed 200 laps. That's 400 lengths.

Mary and Martha Copplestone

Here is the team entered by 2515 Ringwood and Fordingbridge Squadron Air Cadets.

2515 R&F Sqadron Air Cadets


Warmer Family

The Warmer Family

Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lions Club



Sunday 15th March 2015

Time from 1.30pm to 5.45pm

Ringwood Health and Leisure Centre

Parsonage Barn Lane, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 1PX

Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lions Club are giving you the opportunity to raise funds for YOUR PROJECT and to help us raise funds for the LESS FORTUNATE



1.You have a FREE SWIM at our expense, all you have to do is raise money for your project and Lions projects.

2.The SWIM is open to all schools, clubs, youth groups, associations or just friends and family.

3.Teams should consist of between 6 and 8 swimmers with a non swimming Captain to be in control of the respective team.

4.The maximum swimming time for each session will be 40 minutes giving ample time for each member to enjoy their period in the water.

5. Allocated Swim Times:

(A)  1.45 pm to 2.25 pm (D) 4.15 pm to 4.55 pm

(B)   2.35 pm to 3.15 pm (E) 5.05 pm to 5.45 pm

(C)   3.25 pm to 4.05 pm  We will try to allocate specific swim times to teams that register early.

6. A lap is two lengths and swimmers must touch each end of the pool.

7. Each Captain will be advised when their team is required to swim.

8.On arrival each Captain is to register at Swimarathon Control in the foyer of Ringwood Health and Leisure Centre.

9.Each Captain is responsible for organizing and controlling their team and advising them of all details for this event.

10.Please register your interest NOW with Lion Geoff Kay by e-mail:

 Telephone 0845 8335819

Help us to help others in your community



TEAMS of swimmers took a break from the sun on Sunday to help raise funds for charity at the Swimarathon in Ringwood. Organised by Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lions Club, the event saw seven teams of up to six swimmers take part - including the Bournemouth Grove Hotel for people with cancer and terminal illnesses and Ringwood Town FC Under-11s. Each team taking part in the event, at Ringwood Health and Leisure Club, Parsonage Barn Lane, was raising cash through sponsorship for their own choice of charity or project, with half of the money raised donated to the Lions' own charitable trust for community projects.

Gwyneth Trickett, duty nurse at the Grove Hotel organised their team. She said: "We all had a great time. We had five swimmers and I was the one cracking the whip. "All the swimmers today were of different abilities so people set their own targets and tried to do as many laps as they could, and I am very proud of them. "Our swimmers were sponsored by the guests at the hotel, who havebeen leaving money at reception for them, so we aren't sure how much we have raised at the moment."

Other teams included two from Ringwood School, one raising funds for a project in Borneo, the other for Ringwood food bank, while another team came from Fordingbridge Air Cadets.

Lions president Stephen Sherring said they were delighted with how it went. "We have not done a swimarathon for a while, but we decided to start it up again this year, and it was great to have such an enthusiastic response," he said. "Since it was the first and we weren't sure how many teams would take part we decided to let people nominate different charities, but next year we might pick one charity to benefit."

Pictured here from the 2015 Swimarathon are Amy Pugh's team from Burgate School swimming to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research. Also pictured are Lion President Geoff Kay and Lion Julie Kay.