Help us to stop bowel cancer

Great Swim Series

Since its first event in 2008, The Great Swim Series has grown into the largest open water swimming event series in the UK. With 22,000 competitors and 50,000 spectators, the series aims to challenge, engage and activate swimmers of all levels.

Event details

Dates and locations 2017

  • 9 June, Windermere, Lake District  
  • 17 June, Alton Water, Suffolk 
  • 1 July, Newham, London 
  • 26 August, Loch Lomond, Scotland


½ Mile, Mile, 2 Miles, 5K and 10K

Secure a place

On signup you will be asked to choose your preferred distance and pay the registration fee. Once you’ve secured your own place directly with the organisers we would love to welcome you to our team. There is no set fundraising target; we just ask that you raise what you can to help us stop bowel cancer.

Sign up now

How we’ll support you

Our events team will be support you all the way, from your initial welcome pack through to congratulating you on your achievement. We will send you regular training and fundraising updates to make sure you have the best experience. 

Contact information

If you have any questions about the event or the application process, email or call 020 7940 1769.