Ilfracombe and District Lions Club have been raising money for local good causes and people in need for over 40 years. Lions run the Swimarathon at the Ilfracombe Pool & Fitness Centre each February. At the 2019 Swimarathon 24 teams took part from 11 organisations and in total they swam a whopping 2,793 lengths and raised £4,079.
Each team of six swims in lane for 55 minutes and raises money through sponsorship for the number of lengths completed. The Lions collect all the money from the event – half is then returned to the team and the other half is redistributed by the Lions to local good causes.