Swim Serpentine | ActionAid UK

Swim Serpentine

Don your wetsuit and make waves for ActionAid.

Join the team as an own place swimmer

  • 16 September 2017

Sign up for London's brand new open water swimming event.

Join 6,000 swimmers on this one-mile course taking place in the heart of London, in Hyde Park's famous lake - The Serpentine.

You don't need to be a gold medal swimmer to take part, but you will get the chance to wade in the waves of the 2012 Olympic champions who swam this same course.

Sign up now


Don't forget your wetsuit! You can also hire them on the day.


The Serpentine was created in 1730 and is 40 acres.


Watch the professionals compete on Sunday 25th September.


Charlie Keep, ActionAid event fundraiser

“It was fantastic being a part of the ActionAid team. I felt supported all the way to race day.”

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