Great North Swim
When: Between Friday 5 June and Sunday 7 June 2020
Where: Windermere, Lake District
Distance: One mile
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.
Join our team with your own place in the Great North Swim
If you have your own place in the Great North Swim for any distance we would love you to join Team Animal and raised money for us. There is no fundraising target, just raise as much as you can for animals in need.
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