Swim Serpentine | ActionAid UK

Swimmers taking part in an open water swimming event.

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Swim Serpentine

Don your wetsuit and make waves for ActionAid.

  • Date 22 September 2018

ukaid logoSign up to Swim Serpentine and see your fundraising doubled! ActionAid’s Not this Girl appeal runs from 7th March until 7th June 2018. During this time all the money you raise will be matched, pound for pound, by the British government and support vulnerable girls in Kenya.

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.

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

Charlie Keep, ActionAid event fundraiser

Swim Serpentine facts


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.

Get free materials and advice

We’ve got lots of useful training and fundraising goodies to 
help you with your event.

Pay in your sponsorship money

Thank you so much for your incredble support – you are changing lives, for good.

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Check out our top tips and ideas on how to reach your fundraising target to help support women and children living in poverty.

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Contact us

If you have any questions or would like any additional support with your fundraising, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

01460 238 000