Great North Swim 2018

Do something different this year and sign up for a Hospital Charity place to swim the 1 mile Great North Swim in Windermere!

The event takes place over the course of three days, where you have the option of picking a day and time that suits you. The Great North Swim starts on Friday 8th June and ends on Sunday 10th June.

The 1 mile swim is suitable for all abilities and is equivalent to 64 lengths of a standard 25m pool. The average completion time is approx 40 minutes. You can choose to enjoy a leisurely breaststroke while taking in the scenery, or you can kick into front crawl for a faster time!

Swim as part of the hospital charity team and gain access to training hints and tips for the race, and a free fundraising pack.

Please note that our Hospital Charity places are free, but, we do ask that all charity swimmers raise a minimum of £250 in sponsorship. Places are available on a first come first serve basis.

To sign up for your charity place, please call Rachel Learmonth on 0121 371 4852 or email

Important information: entrants must be 16 years old and over on the day of the event.

Please click here to read frequently asked questions about the Great North Swim.

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