Serpentine, Hyde Park
1 mile - £20, 2 mile - £25
1 mile - £200/person, 2 mile - £300/person
Moderate to Tough
|Location||Serpentine, Hyde Park|
|Registration Fee||1 mile - £20, 2 mile - £25|
|Fundraising Target||1 mile - £200/person, 2 mile - £300/person|
|Level||Moderate to Tough|
Important update: Swim Serpentine has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation in the UK. We're so sorry to hear this and we know how disappointing this must be for you. To see the event organisers full statement please click here.
If you would still like to take on a challenge for us, please see the rest of our events here.
Swim Serpentine is a one-day open water swimming festival staged in the heart of London. Thousands of swimmers will have the chance to swim a half mile, one mile or two miles in open water in the mass-participation event. Every swimmer will be able to choose a start wave, with swimmers setting off at regular intervals during the day. All your needs are catered for with heated changing rooms, dunk zone, pontoon start and finish, full water safety crew, hot tubs and exhibition area. Join us on 26 September for the forth year of this fantastic event.
We will have charity places available in the 1 mile and 2 mile distances.
Already have your own place?
If you've purchased a place through the race organiser, you can still choose to fundraise for us. Simply click the 'I have my own place' button and fill in our short form. There's no minimum sponsorship target if you've purchased your own place, and we'll be here to support you throughout your challenge.
One mile Swim
A classic distance in the world of open water swimming events. Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine takes place on the same course as the London 2012 Marathon Swimming Olympic event, with one full lap around the Serpentine making up the one-mile swim. This is the most popular of all the swim distances at Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine with swimmers taking anything from 20 minutes through to one hour to complete the swim.
Two mile Swim
For those who would like to test themselves with two full (1.6km) laps of the Serpentine. Aimed at more experienced swimmers who have already completed a mile open water swim previously. A challenging two-lap swim set in a beautiful location.
We ask for a registration fee of £20 for the 1 mile and £25 for the 2 mile. We also ask that you raise a minimum sponsorship amount of £200 - 1 mile or £300 - 2 mile.
You will receive a welcome pack with fundraising help and materials as well as support from our dedicated events team to help you achieve your goals. If you reach over £100 6 weeks before the event we will automatically send your a free swimming cap.
Can I choose my start wave?
We’ll send you an email asking you to choose your wave, so you’ll be able to swim with friends and family if you’d like to. If you do not choose a wave, you will be allocated one based on your predicted finishing time.
What level of swimmer do I need to be to enter the mass-participation swim?
You must be able to comfortably swim your chosen distance in open water, or double the distance in a pool non-stop.
Do I have to wear a wetsuit
Do I have to collect a registration pack or will this be sent to me through the post?
We will send you a fundraising pack after registration.
What time does Swim Serpentine start?
The start time for the 2020 event will be announced in due course.
What's the best way to get to the serpentine?