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Category: Swim

The Exmoor Open Water Swim is a 2km or 4km outdoor swim at Wimbleball Lake in the heart of Exmoor. You should be a competent swimmer and be able to swim at least 1 mile in a swimming pool under 45 minutes. Please ensure that you get experience of swimming in open water, are confident in achieving the distance and are comfortable in your wetsuit prior to event.

I need a place

We don’t have charity places in this event, but you can still take part and help young people with cancer.

Simply buy your place directly through the organisers, then let us know you’ve got it by filling out our free online fundraising registration form, and set your own fundraising target.

Once you’ve registered with us, we’ll send you a free Teenage Cancer Trust running top along with a handy welcome pack filled with helpful fundraising ideas.

I already have a place

You’ve already got a place in the Exmoor Open Swim? Brilliant! You can still help young people with cancer.

Simply register your fundraising with us for free, and set your own fundraising target.

Once you’ve registered, we’ll send you a handy welcome pack filled with helpful fundraising ideas.

5 reasons to swim with us

We could go on all day about why you should join our team, but that would be boring so we’ll keep hit short. Here are our top 5 reasons:

  • You’ll help young people with cancer.
  • You’ll receive an exclusive Teenage Cancer Trust running top.
  • You’ll have access to our incredible training zone.
  • You’ll get all the fundraising help you need to reach your goal.
  • You can talk to us. We’re here to support you.

How your money can help

£25 could pay for 1 hour of time for a Youth Support Co-ordinator, who’ll be there for young people and help them get together and support each other.

£50 could buy a round of pizzas for a young person and their friends, which might just be the first thing that tempts a young person out of bed after a gruelling round of chemo.

£100 could pay for 5 hours of time from one of our Multi-Disciplinary Team Co-ordinators, so they can build links with NHS staff, find our about every young cancer patient and arrange the right support.

£230 could buy a real hair wig and salon styling from our Hair4U project – and help make the pain of hair loss a little easier to deal with.

£500 could pay for a young person to make a film to express their feelings and help family and friends understand what they’re going through.

Exmoor Open Water Swim

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