The Great North Swim brings together thousands of new and experienced swimmers in Lake Windermere for the largest open water swimming event in the UK. By joining #TeamLegend, you'll get tonnes of support for training and fundraising in the lead up to the big dip!
With distances from ½ mile through to 10k, there is a distance to suit all abilities, we can't wait to welcome you on board!
I need a place
Charity places are available!
1 Mile distance - £200 minimum sponsorship £20 registration fee
Once you have registered, we will send you a free T-Shirt along with a handy welcome pack filled with helpful fundraising ideas.
I already have a place
You’ve already got a place in the Great North 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 free Teenage Cancer Trust T-shirt along with 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 it short. Here are our top 5 reasons:
You’ll help young people with cancer.
You’ll receive an exclusive Teenage Cancer Trust T-shirt.
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 you can help young people
£30 could pay for an hour of care from a Teenage Cancer Trust nurse, who will understand the challenges of dealing with cancer as a young person and specialise in the best treatment for the cancers that affect this age group.
£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 out about every young cancer patient and arrange the right support.
£200 could pay for one of our Youth Support Co-ordinators to give a group of young people a night out at the cinema or bowling – a world away from treatments and appointments.
£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.