Event: Swim Serpentine 2022

People Swimming

“Back to nature in the heart of the city”

Join thousands of others at the one-day iconic Swim Serpentine festival in Hyde Park. This is your chance to swim in the 2012 Olympic Games open water swimming competition venue – following in the footsteps of some swimming greats.

Now in its fourth year, Swim Serpentine is already a must-do event in the open water swimming calendar. All your needs will be catered for with heated changing rooms, dunk zone, pontoon start and finish, full water safety crew, hot tubs and exhibition area.

Event Details

Date: Saturday 17 September
Distances: Half mile, One Mile or Two Miles
Registration fee: £30, £40 or £50
Sponsorship target: £250 or £350

Half Mile
Taking in half a lap of the Serpentine, there is plenty of time to swim this distance at your leisure with a friend, race your mum or dad or just to try out an open water swimming event. A great choice if you’re looking for an achievable but memorable swim at an iconic venue.
Registration Fee: £30
Fundraising Target: £150

One Mile
This popular option sees swimmers take on one lap of the Serpentine lake in London’s Hyde Park. Entrants must be at least 12 years old on Saturday, 26 September 2020.
Registration Fee: £40
Fundraising Target: £250

Two Mile
For those who would like to test themselves with two full (1.6km) laps of the Serpentine. Aimed at more experienced swimmers who have already completed a mile open water swim previously. A challenging two-lap swim set in a beautiful location: what’s not to like? Entrants must be at least 16 years old on Saturday 18 September 2021.
Registration Fee: £50
Fundraising Target: £350

About us:
The Connection have been supporting people sleeping rough to move away from the streets for over 100 years. We get to know each person we work with. Many have been pushed to the edge, and they all have their own challenges to overcome.

Everyone needs to find their own way home, but we go with them every step of the journey. It often starts with a chat, the offer of a coffee and perhaps a hot meal or shower. Simple things that aren’t easy when you are living on the streets. We work with people to recover from the streets so that they can move on to a meaningful, fulfilling and settled life, long into the future.

What difference could you make?

  • £100 could fund 4 full initial assessments for newly homeless people, creating their action plans and giving them access to hot nutritious meals, showers, laundry and GP services.
  • £350 could enable a vulnerable homeless rough sleeper to have a course of specialist one-to-one mental health support sessions which will help them to positively cope with their problems and move forward. Considering that approximately two thirds of homeless people living on the streets have mental health problems which are often severely hindering their ability to move on from the streets, that is a massive contribution.

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    Own Place Runners

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