About Splashathon

Splashathon is a highlight event in the Water Babies calendar! The bi-annual Splashathon charity event raises money for the baby loss charity, Tommy’s and the Water Babies foundation, Children’s Alliance. 

Water Babies customers and employees rally together to raise money by completing challenges in their swimming lessons, wearing fancy dress costumes. Throughout their fundraising journey, customers can earn special physical and digital prizes to acknowledge their amazing work at raising funds which will change lives. 

Since we started Splashathon back in 2006, we’ve raised over £5million, which has funded research centres and miscarriage research, resulting in changed Government policy in women’s health. At the last Splashathon event in 2021, the Water Babies family raised over £800,000 – which was fantastic! 

This year, we’ve made Splashathon even bigger and better. All funds raised will support both Tommy’s, and the Water Babies Foundation, Children’s Alliance; which helps to create better starts and brighter futures for every child. Together, these charities can directly impact families to ensure their health and well-being is heard and supported. 

Our fundraising goal for 2024 is to raise £1 million* in our Water Babies Splashathon classes! If every little water baby raises just £24, we could hit achieve this amazing goal. 

This is a super ambitious target for us to achieve, but we know by raising awareness and fundraising, we’ll be able to smash this goal – together. 

You can find out more about Tommy’s, Children’s Alliance and Water Babies below. 

*Split 55% to the Children's Alliance; 45% to Tommy's. 

Water Babies

Water Babies is the world’s largest baby and toddler swimming school, teaching 0-5 year olds the life saving skill of learning how to swim and building water confidence.


Tommy's exists to stop the heartbreak and devastation of baby loss and make pregnancy and birth safe – for everyone.

Children's Alliance

The Water Babies Foundation, Children’s Alliance, is a new charity working on providing better starts and brighter futures for children and young people.