Great North Swim - 1 mile

Swimmers
Windermere - Lake Windermere
Swim

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  1. Sign up at the Great North Swim website
  2. Get a sponsorship pack from us
  3. Get set and go!

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You can register for a £20 charity place through us when you pledge to raise a minimum of £200 in sponsorship

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Join our team for the 1 mile Great North Swim, the UKs biggest open water swimming event.

With the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District and the amazing party atmosphere you will not want to miss this, so join us for a dip at the Great North Swim.

This is the perfect challenge for swimmers of all abilities, from novices to Olympic champions, you can choose from half mile, one mile, two mile and five kilometre courses, safe in the knowledge that there will be expert kayakers with you every stroke of the way.

This event is perfect for that New Years resolution challenge, so kick start your resolution and sign up today.

Join us and bring forward the day that all cancers are cured.

Any questions? Click here to read our most frequently asked questions, which should provide you with all the information you need. Or, you can contact the Sports Team on 0300 123 5461.

Did you know...

Cancer Research UK funded important clinical trials showing that radiotherapy can prevent tumours coming back after surgery for early breast cancer.

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