Swimathon is a crowdfunding campaign, a grant-giving programme, as well as a great community building event. The role of the Ferencváros Community Foundation (FCF) is to select the projects, manage the campaign website and administer the donations, motivate/help the team leaders and the swimmers – whenever swimming is possible, that is; this year ambassadors can choose any kind of man-powered sport. Furthermore, it is our task to organise the final, half-day swimming event, carry out the communication activities, then – having concluded a grant agreement with the grantees – follow and monitor the implementation of the projects and keep the donors up-to-date about their progress.
Due to the pandemic situation, we are unable to organize the swimming jamboree at the end of the campaign, therefore our campaign this year will be Swimathon 2021 – On Solid Ground. Some further information about this year’s edition. This year there will be no campaign closing swim event at the pool, as in previous years. The individual challenges will not be completed on one day, at the final event, but over four weeks of the campaign, cumulatively. During this year’s 4-week campaign, there are 5 different “tracks” and difficulty levels to be completed, which participants can choose for themselves. For each difficulty level, you can choose any sport or form of exercise, as long as it is human powered.