Dive into Swim It

Now, more than ever, those living with cancer need our help. That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome back our Swim It virtual challenge. This August and September, you can swim a virtual distance and support our vital work.

The cash you raise splashing could help us offer more financial grants, hire more brilliant nurses and extend our support line hours. Your help means more people can get the support they need, when they need it most. And the best thing about Swim It is that you set your own pace and target distance. You don’t have to be an Olympic-level swimmer to make a herculean difference.

Register your interest for 2022

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Log your lengths and keep swimming!

Choose your distance

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Swim the Loch Ness

Swimming one mile gets you across Loch Ness (allowing for monsters of course). Do it in one go or over a few goes.

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Swim the Thames

Swimming 7 miles is the equivalent of swimming part of the Thames. Big Ben to the Tower of London? Canary Wharf to Battersea? It’s up to you what section of the Thames you virtually take on.

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Swim the Channel

Swim 22 miles in your own time at your own pace. Do it over weeks or months, and we’ll support you as you go the distance. 

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Swim Unlimited: pick your own distance

You decide how far you want to swim, and what it means to you as a virtual distance. Make it personal: your local river, the height of a building, your school run or escape from Alcatraz.

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