From 05/06/2020 to 07/06/2020


Category: Swim

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

To sign up for a place, please purchase your place with the organisers directly.

With a variety of distances available it's an event open to all swimming abilties.

Once you've got your place, complete our registration form and 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:

  1. You’ll help young people with cancer.

  2. You’ll receive an exclusive Teenage Cancer Trust T-shirt.

  3. You’ll have access to our incredible training zone.

  4. You’ll get all the fundraising help you need to reach your goal.

  5. You can talk to us. We’re here to support you.

How you can help young people

£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 out 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.

Great North Swim

Lake Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3HQ

Events andchallenges

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