The Great Swims are the UK's most popular outdoor swims and provide a fantastic opportunity to swim outdoors in historic and scenic locations across the UK, whilst raising money for Aspire. There is a swim to suit everyone's ability - distances include half a mile, one mile, two miles and 5km.

2018 swims:

Great North Swim Windermere, Lake District - Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June

Great East Swim Alton Water, Suffolk - Saturday 23rd June 

Great Scottish Swim Loch Lomond -  Saturday 25th August

Each swim takes place in a safe an supervised environment. It's not a race, so it's up to you whether you do breaststroke while chatting to a friend, or front crawl your way to a fast time. For further information go to

Don't be left on the water's edge! If you would like to take part in 2018 email Andrew.