Great North Swim

When: 2020 event cancelled, 2021 date to be announced soon

Where: Windermere, Lake District

Distance: One mile

Registration: £25

Minimum fundraising: £220

Join our Great North Swim Team

The Great North Swim is the largest open water swimming event in the UK. Thousands of swimmers of all abilities don their wetsuits and swimming caps and dive into the beautiful Lake Windamere to swim one mile.

Don't miss out on an electrifying atmosphere!

Great North Swim charity places

By taking to the lake and swimming for us you'll be helping us care for more animals when they need us most. 

The Great North Swim is open to swimmers of all abilities and you will receive lots of hints and tips from the organisers about how to prepare for the swim. 

Please note wetsuits are compulsory if the water temperature falls below 16 degrees. The event organisers have lots of information about what you need on their website.

All our Great North Swimmers will benefit from: 

  • A welcome pack with fundraising help and materials
  • 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
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