The MS Swimathon is held at a number of regional locations right across Queensland. Thanks to our wonderful swim participants, each and every MS Swimathon raises vital funds to help support Queenslanders suffering from Multiple Scleroris – and ensures that they do not have to face MS alone.
Check out our MS Swimathon locations to find an event near you!


What is the MS Swimathon?

The MS Swimathon is a Queensland based fundraising initiative where teams 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). 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 doggy paddle, freestyle, sidestroke, or breaststroke – it is all about participation! Nine MS Swimathon events are held across the state in Sunshine Coast, Griffith Sport (Mt Gravatt), Jindalee, Toowoomba, Hervey Bay, Gold Coast, Rockhampton, Mackay, Cairns and Townsville. So what are you waiting for….dive in, have fun and support people with MS!

How does it work?

Teams of at least 6 swimmers participate in a 12 hour swim relay – individual teams are responsible for creating a roster for their swimmers, so you can swim as many laps as you wish! But there are some rules; click here to view the MS Swimathon rules.

If you can’t find any family or friends to join you but would still like to take part, don’t worry. Just call us on 07 3840 0887 and we can coordinate a team for you to join.

Who can take part?

Anyone can take part! Whether you are 5 or 85 years old, a doggy paddler or squad swimmer… we’d love you to dive in!

Where will the event take place?

There are MS Swimathons all across Queensland – click here to find a swim near you.

Individual MS Swimathon events raise dollars for people living with MS in its relevant local area through life changing service delivery & support – read more about people living with MS in your community.

What happens if it is raining or bad weather is forecast?

The event will go ahead rain or shine, unless there is a significant danger to participants because of poor visibility, lightning, storms, cyclones or strong winds. If conditions are deemed too hazardous by the MS Swimathon event team, a notification will be posted on our MS Swimathon Facebook page and we will send you an email/SMS.

If bad weather develops during the event, organisers will ensure the safety of the participants and decide if it is safe to continue.