Organise your own swim
Organise your own swim
Make it your own. Make it matter.
Organise your own swim and raise money to power dementia research so that we can find a cure. We can’t do it alone, but together we can beat it.
Whether you do a solo challenge or a relay with friends, every pound you raise will help us support more people affected by dementia.
So what are you waiting for? Make it matter and order a free fundraising pack today.
How to get started
What you’ll get
When you fundraise for us, you will receive:
- a welcome pack with tips to get you started and fundraising help
- free cotton t-shirt when you sign up
- online fundraising hub and materials
- support from our dedicated events team
- a free swimming cap when you raise £100
- training information and access to professional coaches
How do I get my swimming cap?
Is there a minimum or maximum distance?
Not at all! Whether you swim a couple of lengths or across the Channel, it's completely up to you. Also, there’s no time limit so you can do it all at your own pace. When you sign up you will have access to training advice from our specialist coaches.
How much do I have to fundraise?
There’s no minimum fundraising target, but if you raise £100 or more you will receive an Alzheimer’s Society swimming cap. The more you raise, the more you will be helping people affected by dementia.
How can I fundraise?
Our handy pack and online fundraising hub contain all kinds of tips and advice for fundraising. There are a whole host of ideas, from cake sales to quizzes. Setting up a JustGiving page is easy and if you share it with friends and family on social media they can see your achievements.
How do I contact you?
How your money helps
Your swim could have a life-changing impact for people affected by dementia:
£100 covers Alzheimer's Society's cost of supporting one patient with early stage Alzheimer's for three months on one of our vital trials.
£590 could provide a space for people worried about dementia to connect, tell their stories and support each other by funding our online community Talking Point for a weekend.
£1,000 means our Dementia Helpline team can answer 83 calls for help from someone dealing with the aftermath of a dementia diagnosis. Not a single call can be answered without our supporters.
What others say
'Choose a distance that requires effort and commitment, yet is achievable. The harder you work for it, the more you will see your sponsors sit up and take notice.' - Holly, who swam in the Lake District
‘I'm so proud of all that I have achieved - not only swimming in memory of my Nan, but raising money and awareness for Alzheimer's Society too. The cause resonates with so many people.’ - Rosie from London