Over the past six years, the YMCA Swimathon has raised over $1.4 million to support people with disabilities in learning to swim and enjoying water safely at the YMCA.
Money raised went towards providing access to specialised swimming lessons and equipment for people with disability in local communities. As our only national fundraising event, individuals, teams and families came together at participating pools around the country to make a splash for this important cause.
Being confident in the water is a skill many people with disability don’t get the opportunity to learn. By raising funds to upskill swim instructors, create specialised programs, and purchase equipment such as water wheelchairs, the YMCA has been able to give thousands of Victorians this opportunity.
The YMCA Swimathon will not take place in 2018.
We’d like to thank all those who participated in the YMCA Swimathon, through swimming laps or donating your money or time. We hope that we will continue to have your support for fundraising events and activities in the future.