The Great Swims are the UK's most popular outdoor swims. With no lanes or chlorine, they are a fantastic opportunity to swim outdoors in historic and scenic locations across the UK, whilst raising money for Aspire. Distances include half a mile, one mile, two miles and 5km, so there is a swim to suit everyone's ability.

Swims in 2017:

Great North Swim Windermere, Lake District - Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June

Great East Swim Alton Water, Suffolk - date tbc

Great Manchester Swim Salford Quays - date tbc

Great Newham London Swim - date tbc

Great Scottish Swim Loch Lomond - date tbc

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 2016 email Andrew.