Swim for a Fin!

- Don't forget your SwimFins!

Get swimming and raise money to protect UK whales and dolphins

Swim for a Fin is a fun way raising much needed funds for ORCA to carry out vital research into whale and dolphin populations. You will be raising awareness of  whales and dolphins whilst supporting ORCA in our efforts to learn more about and protect these amazing marine mammals.

You can take part as an individual, class group or whole school. There are also prizes to win! We are giving a prize for the person who raises the most sponsorship money; the school who has the most swimmers taking part and the class that swims the furthest! Prizes include a certificate, set of ORCA stickers and a cuddly dolphin toy.

How does it work?

It is simple; all you need to do is arrange a day when you can do your swim. Decide in advance how far you will swim and ask your friends and family to sponsor you. And don’t forget to collect your sponsorship money and send it to ORCA after the event.

Pick a date: decide on a date when you can go to your local swimming pool to do your swim. If you are taking part as a school or class you could take part during your school swimming lessons.

Decide a distance: Decide on how far you would like to swim, you can make it a challenge or you could even work as a team and swim in a relay with your friends or class mates.

Register your swim: Please make sure you register your swim with ORCA by emailing info@orcaweb.org.uk. Tell us who you are, what school you are participating with, the date of your swim and why you are helping to raise money for ORCA.

Advertise your swim: Tell everyone about your swim and get them to come down to cheer you on! Download the Swim Pack which contains a poster, sponsorship form and participation certificate. Print off your poster, fill in the details, and put it up so people know about your swim. Ask people to sponsor you, using the sponsorship form provided in the Swim Pack.

After your swim: Collect all the sponsorship money as soon as you can after the event and send it to ORCA by cheque made payable to ORCA (address is on the bottom of the sponsorship form). Make sure you tell us how far you swam on your form so you can be entered into the competition. All sponsorship money must be returned to ORCA. After this date the prize winners will be announced!



Sponsorship Form


We would love to see photos of your event, please only send photographs if you have permission to do so. By sending photographs you are giving ORCA permission to use these for marketing and PR purpose.

Send the details of your event to: info@orcaweb.org.uk