Swimming Whether you’re new to swimming or are looking for your next step up, the Aspire Swim Series offers you the chance to take part in once in a lifetime experiences. From our pool-based Aspire Channel Swim to swimming the English Channel as part of a relay team, we will support you through every challenge you take on. We have accumulated a wealth of knowledge about pool and open water swimming since we started running swimming events in 1999, and are known for our expertise. But don’t take our word for it, experience it for yourself. Aspire Channel Swim 2016The Aspire Channel Swim takes place from September to December. Join the thousands of swimmers across the UK who will be taking on the challenge of swimming 22 miles, the distance of the English Channel, over 12 weeks in their local pool to raise money for Aspire. Click here to find out more about the Aspire Channel Swim.River Arun SwimJust finished your Aspire Channel Swim? Never tried open water swimming? Then this is the perfect 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. Click here to find our more about the River Arun Swim.Solent SwimsThe Isle of Wight is a great holiday destination, but how many people can say they swam there from the mainland? Click here to find out more about the 2017 Solent Swims. Night Swimming Ever fancied trying open water swimming at night? Now you can! Find out more about the 2017 Night Swim here. Loch Ness Relay Join a Loch Ness relay team in 2017. Click here to find out more. Aspire Relay Channel SwimRegarded by many as the "Everest of swimming," swimming the Channel is one of the world’s toughest challenges. In fact, it might just be the hardest thing you’ll ever attempt. But, the rewards are just fantastic: the team camaraderie is second to none and nothing beats that feeling of finally arriving in France! Read more about the Aspire Relay Channel Swim here. North Channel RelayIt may only be 22 miles from Ireland to Scotland via The North Channel but this is one of the toughest stretches of open water anywhere in the world. For further information on swimming the North Channel, click here. Other Swims: Great Swim SeriesThe Great Swims are the UK's most popular outdoor swims. Click here for further information on dates and locations of the Great Swims in 2017. The Henley ClassicThe Henley Classic is a 2.1km up-river swim along the course of the Henley Royal Regatta. For further information on The Henley Classic, click here.