The Lions Club of Jersey Swimarathon first took place in 1972 and was initially conceived as a 'one-off' fundraising event. The 2019 Swimarathon was the 48th consecutive event which, since its inception, has raised more than £3.5 million by and for the local community. It has supported over 120 local charities over this time. The 2020 event was unfortunately conacelled as a precaution against COVID 19. The 2021 event will be the 49th event.
The Lions Swimarathon is Jersey's longest running charity event.
The Lions Club of Jersey was chartered in November 1963. It is a member Club of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest community service organisation, founded in the USA in 1917. Lions Clubs exist to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs. Lions Clubs exist in every country in the world except Iran and North Korea.
Visit www.lionsclubofjersey.co.uk to find out more about the activities of the Lions Club of Jersey.