Event: Swim Serpentine 2024

Swim Serpentine 2024
Back to nature in the heart of the city

Swim Serpentine is a one-day open water swimming festival in the centre of 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.

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 14 September
Distances: Half Mile, One Mile or Two Miles
Registration fee: £30, £40 or £50
Sponsorship target: £150, £250 or £350


Half Mile

Taking in half a lap of the Serpentine, there’s plenty of time for you to complete this achievable, but for some still challenging, swim. It is also a great opportunity try out open water swimming if you’re new to the sport.
Registration Fee: £30
Fundraising Target: £150

One Mile

A classic distance in the world of open water swimming events. This is the most popular option of all the distances and sees swimmers take on one lap of the Serpentine Lake in London’s Hyde Park, swimmers can take anything from 20 minutes through to an hour to complete the swim. Entrants must be at least 12 years old to take part in this distance.
Registration Fee: £40
Fundraising Target: £250

Two Miles

This distance is for those that want to challenge themselves. Aimed at more experienced swimmers who have already completed one mile open water swims previously. This is a challenging two-lap swim set in the beautiful location of the Serpentine Lake.
Registration fee: £50
Fundraising target: £350

Unfortunately, we don’t have any places in the half mile distance this year however, if you’ve got your own place in this distance or any of the others, we’d love to have you on The Connection 2024 team! There’s no minimum fundraising target, just raise as much as you can. Join team Connection and get in touch: events@cstm.org.uk.

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

    If you have your own place in the event, but would like to fundraise for The Connection, then please get in touch with events@cstm.org.uk. We will provide you with more information on being part of Team Connection!

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