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BE PART OF THE
OPEN WATER SWIMMING FAMILY...


For thirteen years Great Swim has provided tens of thousands of swimmers with exhilarating, challenging and safe open water swimming events. Choose your distance from Swim250, Half Mile, 1 Mile, 2 Miles, 5k and 10k, and immerse yourself in nature in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Windermere or Alton Water for a much-needed change of scenery.

Choose your event

10 - 12 June 2022
Great North Swim

Windermere

11 June 2022
Great North SwimRun

Windermere

18 June 2022
Great East Swim

Alton Water

18 June 2022
Great East SwimRun

Alton Water

Training Advice

Great Swim is delighted to bring you the best advice to support you on your journey.
Whether you’re new to open-water swimming, training for your first event or have your eye on a PB; we can help as you prepare to take on your next challenge.


Our official charity

Swim for WaterAid

Here at The Great Swims, we’re delighted to announce WaterAid as our 2021 Event Charity Partner. Join their team today and help bring the joy of clean water to people around the world.

Find out more about swimming for WaterAid

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