Event: Swim Serpentine

Thousands of swimmers take part in the first Swim Serpentine, a two-day open water swimming festival on the iconic Lake Serpentine, Hyde Park, venue for the open water swimming at London 2012.

“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.

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Half-Mile Swim
This distance is an ideal entry level open water swim. 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 with an achievable but for some still challenging swim. Entrants must be at least 12 years old on Saturday 21 September 2019.
Registration Fee: £30
Fundraising Target: £150

One-Mile Swim
A one-mile swim is a classic distance in the world of open water swimming events. Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine takes place on the same course as the London 2012 Marathon Swimming Olympic event, with one full lap around the Serpentine making up the one-mile swim. This is the most popular of all the swim distances at Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine with swimmers taking anything from 20 minutes through to one hour to complete the swim. Entrants must be at least 16 years old on Saturday 21 September 2019.
Registration Fee: £40
Fundraising Target: £250

Two-Mile Swim
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 21 September 2019.
Registration Fee: £50
Fundraising Target: £350
We’re one of the UK’s busiest homelessness centres, working in direct contact with vulnerable homeless rough sleepers all year round. Swimming for us means you will be directly supporting the homeless people who need your help most, through our services which enable people to access housing, employment training, and professional support to overcome personal issues.

What difference will you be making?
By raising £200 for our services, you could fund 8 full initial assessments for newly homeless people, creating their action plans and giving them access to hot nutritious meals, showers, laundry and GP services

What support will we give you?
We can help with advice on training and support to achieve your fundraising target.
We’ll also be inviting you into our centre so you can see the difference you make first-hand and so that we can say a massive thank you!

Event details

Date: Saturday 21st September
Registration Fee: £30, £40, £50
Sponsorship Target: £150, £250 and £350

For more information, please call 0207 766 5555 and speak to Emily or email events@cstm.org.uk. Alternatively, please sign up below: