Swimarathon Gets Started! 

Swimming sisters Angie de Carteret and Pat Hingston, who have taken part in the charity fundraiser every year since it first started in 1972, have fired the starting gun on the 2019 Swimarathon

The honour usually falls to the Lieutenant Governor, but Sir Stephen and Lady Dalton are out of the island.

A record 468 teams will take to the pool at Les Quennevais over the next five days, raising money for good causes.

Among the first of an estimated 4,000 swimmers to take to the pool on Day 1 will be children from FCJ, De La Salle, Haute Vallee, Rouge Bouillon, St Martin's, Beaulieu and Le Rocquier.

Teams of police, politicians and local swimming clubs will also be taking part between now and Sunday. 

Over the past 48 years, the event has raised more than £3.5 million.

Brighter Futures, Caring Cooks, the Jersey Centre for Separated Families, Mind Jersey and Silkworth Lodge will each receive up to £10,000.

Organisers, the Lions Club, will donate a further £10,000 to the 'People's Chpice' charity, chosen by participating teams.  It is also pledging £50,000 to local community service activities.

More from Jersey News

  • Neolithic Longhouse Opens

    A 20 metre long Neolithic Longhouse has opened at La Hougue Bie.

  • Short Break Respite Service Closing

    A Jersey mum says it will be a 'complete nightmare' for many families of children with special needs when the short break respite service that cares for her autistic five year old son stops running.

  • Pensioner Hit By Car

    An 83 year old woman is in hospital with a suspected broken ankle after being hit by a car yesterday (20th March).


  • Fri


  • Sat


  • Sun


  • Mon


  • Tue


Channel 103 VIP

Become a Channel 103 VIP!

Stay Tuned

Keep it Channel 103 whatever device you use.

  • Available on the App Store
  • Available on Google Play
  • Just ask Amazon Alexa