Swimming Challenges

Make a splash and raise money for a charity you care about.

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Swimming events are a great way for the whole family to fundraise together!

Take part in an organised event or do your own thing – you could hit the local pool or have a go at open water swimming.

Whether you’re a seasoned swimmer, or you’re just starting out… a sponsored swim is a great way to raise money for a cause you care about.

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March – June 2024


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April 2024

Swimathon 2024

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June 2024

Great North Swim

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July 2024

Pier to Pier Swim 2023

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September 2024

Swim Serpentine

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Our top tips to help you reach your swimming target


On average, those who start their fundraising by making a donation to their own page go on to raise 58% more than those who don’t.

Get personal

Personalising your page with a summary of why you’re supporting your chosen charity can lead to 36% more donations. Tell people what your cause means to you!

Spread the word

Every share of a fundraising page on social media is worth a donation of £10.

Keep them posted

Fundraising pages with updates, photos or videos tend to raise 14% more.

Get a head start

Those who start fundraising three months before event day on average go on to raise twice as much as those who start after.

Check out these super swimmers

3 Pier Challenge

10 runners swam from Brighton to Worthing Pier to raise money to support the work of West Sussex homeless charity Turning Tides.

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English Channel Relay

SwimTayka is raising money to help them achieve their mission of giving disadvantaged communities around the world access to swimming teachers.

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Paula’s Channel Swim

Paula became the first paraplegic person to swim the English Channel without a wetsuit, as part of a team, raising £33,000 for Aspire.