Whether you’re new to swimming or are looking for your next challenge, the Aspire Swim Series offers you the chance to take part in once in a lifetime swimming challenges and events.

From our pool based Aspire Channel Swim, to swimming the English Channel as part of a relay team, we’ll be here to support you through every one of our swimming challenges. We have accumulated a wealth of knowledge about pool and open water swimming in the years since we started running swimming events in 1999, and are known for our expertise. But don’t just take our word for it, experience one of our pool based or open water swimming events for yourself!

Aspire Channel Swim

The 2018 Aspire Channel Swim is taking place from 10th September to 3rd December.

Swim 22 miles, the distance of swimming the English Channel, over 12 weeks in your local pool to help raise money for Aspire. It’s the perfect introduction to our swimming events.

Find out more and sign up on the Aspire Channel Swim website.


River Arun Swim

Just finished your Aspire Channel Swim? Never tried open water swimming? Then this is the swimming event for you! Our River Arun swim gives you the chance to have a taster of open water swimming in a quiet, tidally assisted river.

Read more about our River Arun Swim and get involved.


Solent Swims

The Isle of Wight is a great holiday destination, but how many people can say they swam there from the mainland? Swim the Solent, starting off in Gosport and finishing at the Isle of Wight.

Find out more about how you can swim the Solent.


Loch Ness Relay

Dive into the largest body of freshwater in the UK and brave the chilly temperatures swimming Loch Ness. With a route of 22 miles, teams of 6 take it in turns to swim Loch Ness, from Fort Augustus to Loch End.

Read all about swimming Loch Ness and sign up to take part.


Aspire Relay Channel Swim

Regarded by many as the ‘Everest of swimming’, swimming the English Channel is one of the world’s toughest challenges. In fact, it might be the hardest thing you’ll ever attempt. But, the rewards are fantastic. The team camaraderie is second to none, and nothing beats that feeling of finally arriving in France after completing an English Channel swim!

Find out more about the Aspire Relay Channel Swim and how your team can get involved.


Other Swims


Great Swim Series

The Great Swims are the UK's most popular open water swims, including the Great North Swim Windermere, Great East Swim Alton Water and Great Scottish Swim Loch Lomond.

Find out further information, plus dates and locations of the Great Swims.


The Henley Classic

The Henley Classic is a 2.1km up-river open water swim along the course of the Henley Royal Regatta.

Read more about The Henley Classic and find out how to sign up.



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