About the swim

What is the MS Swimathon?

The MS Swimathon is a Queensland based fundraising initiative where teams of at least 4 people are sponsored by friends, family and work colleagues to swim in a 12-hour relay; raising vital funds for Queenslanders living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Although it is a challenge, you don’ t need to be a competitive swimmer to participate people of all abilities can join in and take part. You can swim any style or distance that suits you; whether it be 1 or 100 laps in freestyle, breaststroke, sidestroke, or doggy paddle it is all about participation!

Eight MS Swimathon events are held across the state in Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Redcliffe, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Mackay and Townsville.

Why dive in to swim for people with MS?

There are so many reasons to love the MS Swimathon! Besides being a FANTASTIC day at the pool, by taking part in the MS Swimathon you will personally contribute to helping people in your local community living with multiple sclerosis (MS). The funds raised will help to provide vital service and support in your local community. 

A 12-hour swimming relay alone is a HUGE achievement, but we make sure to acknowledge your efforts both in and out of the pool! We have awards & prizes for our top fundraisers, top swimmers and even those who give it an awesome effort! This is your chance to be part of a community that takes actions and helps others in need.

So, what are you waiting for….? Dive in, have fun and support people with MS!