River Arun swim

When: Saturday, 15 June 2019

Entries close: Thursday, 13 June 2019

Where: Littlehampton, West Sussex

Distance: 3.8km

Registration fee: £28

Fundraising target: Set your own fundraising target

Enter the River Arun 3.8km swim 2019 and join Team Animal and together we can make the world a kinder place for all animals.

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River Arun swimmers at the finish line

The River Arun Swim is unique chance to swim the river over the classic Ironman distance of 3.8km from Ford to Littlehampton. Fast times are guaranteed, in 2018, 362 swimmers completed the distance in under the hour! The River Arun has the second fastest tidal river in the UK and stretches as far north as Horsham and down to the sea at Littlehampton in West Sussex.

There's no fundraising target, we just ask that you raise as much as you can. Every penny you raise will mean that we can be there to help more animals when they need us most. Together we can make sure animals are cared for, protected and given a second chance in a loving home.

Swim details

Swimmers are taken by coach to the start point and then make their way on mass to finish at the RNLI in Littlehampton.

Safety is of uppermost importance, there will be water safety including the Harbour Master's launch, pilot boat, safety RIBS, kayaks and Sussex Search and Rescue spotters on the river bank.

The start will be just after high tide (at Ford) during the 30 minute period of slack water as the tide starts to ebb away back to the sea. Wetsuits are compulsory.

All our Swimmers will benefit from:

  • A welcome pack with fundraising help and materials
  • Training guides for different abilities
  • Access to a Facebook group where you can chat to other swimmers
  • Support from our dedicated events team to help you smash your fundraising target