Great Swim Series

08 Jun 25 Aug

Friday 08 Jun 18 - Saturday 25 Aug 18

The Great Swim Series has grown into the largest open water swimming event series in the UK. With 22,000 competitors and 50,000 spectators, the series aims to challenge, engage and activate swimmers of all levels. There are multiple locations and distances available, so whether you’re a beginner just taking to the water or an experienced swimmer looking for a challenge, there’s something for everyone. Make a splash while raising some cash!

What’s involved?

  • Support from the minute you sign up with our dedicated Events team
  • A Gingerbread t-shirt to fundraise in and show off on the big day!
  • Distances range from 250m to 10K – choose which challenge suits you
  • Baggage storage
  • Spectator sections so your loved ones can come and support you
  • High quality safety procedures on the day, with plenty of lifeguards, safety kayaks and boats

Sponsorship required

We ask that our swimmers raise a minimum of £200 each for Gingerbread. Places can be bought from the event organiser; once you have your place, email us at so that we can send you your free t-shirt!

EventLocationDateDistances availablePrices (depending on distance)
Great North SwimBrochole, Windermere, Lake District8 June 2018250m, ½ Mile, 1 Mile, 2 Miles, 5K & 10K£35-£85
Great East SwimAlton Water, Suffolk23 June 2018250m, ½ Mile, 1 Mile, 2 Miles, 5K & 10K£28-£65
Great Scottish SwimLoch Lomond, Scotland25 August 2018250m, ½ Mile, 1 Mile, 2 Miles, 5K & 10K£24-£58

How do I sign up?

To get involved, simply sign up here to join Team Gingerbread. We’d love to have you on-board to help single parent families today! If you would like some more information about these events with Gingerbread, please do not hesitate to contact our team on 020 7428 5431 or at

Sign up today!