Welcome to Great Swim
Europe's biggest open water swim series
Our events are staged in clean lakes, lochs and urban docks around the UK at five incredible locations, giving you the chance to swim in places you may never have thought possible.
Suitable for swimmers of all abilities, from open water novices to Olympic champions, dive into your Great Swim and set yourself a new and exciting challenge this summer.
Come and join us at Windermere in Cumbria, Alton Water in Suffolk, Salford Docks in Manchester, Loch Lomond in Scotland or in the heart of London for an unforgettable experience in the water.
Great Swim Training
For the best preparation before your open water swim, attend our beginner or intermediate classes in Windermere. The one hour sessions are aimed at swimmers who have never been in the open water and those that have experience but would like some extra confidence under expert supervision. Find out more about the Great Swim Training North.
For advice and tips on open water swimming click here.
Great Swim and Virgin Trains
Make a weekend of the Great Swim and arrive in style with Virgin Trains! The Official Train Partner of the event is offering you up to 50% off Virgin Trains Advanced fares.
Book tickets now: www.virgintrains.co.uk/nova
(This does not include train travel to the Great East Swim)
What to expect at your Great Swim
If you've never taken part in a Great Swim before take a look at our complete guide, in the video below: