Great North Swim 2019

Do something different this year and support the Hospital Charity by taking part in the Great North Swim in the beautiful Lake Windermere in the Lake District. Take your pick to swim 250 metres, ½ a mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5K or a 10K in open water.

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 7 June and ends on Sunday 9 June.

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. 

To sign up for the 250 metres, ½ a mile, 2 miles, 5K or 10K swim, you must purchase an external place through the Great North Swim website.

However, if you would like to sign up for the very challenging 1 mile swim. Please note that these 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.

if you are interested in signing up for a 1 mile swim place, please call Roisin Mooney on 0121 371 4852 or email

Alternatively, if you have purchased an external place, please email to receive your free fundraising pack. 

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