Whether you’re a keen swimmer or brand new to the water, taking on a swimming challenge in 2017 is a great way to raise funds for Little Hearts Matter and make a difference for children with half a working heart!

 

Big Hearted Swimathon 2017

1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017 Various

Take on a 12 week swimming challenge in a pool near you for children with only half a working heart! Set yourself a challenge of how many lengths you want to swim over the course of the 12 weeks then head to your local pool and record the lengths you swim each time using our progress card. Many of our supporters take this challenge on over the summer but you can swim for LHM any day of the year.

Get started by downloading your fundraising pack here.

Great North Swim 2017

9 June 2017 - 11 June 2017 Windermere

This is the UK’s biggest weekend of open water swimming. On Friday 9 – Sunday 11 June thousands of new and experienced swimmers will grab their goggles, wiggle into their wetsuits and head to Lake Windermere for an iconic swim experience. Choose from several distances from 1/2 mile right through to 10K.

Follow the link for more information or to apply for your own place. If you’re successful in gaining a place, be sure to let us know so we can cheer you on through your training and support you with your fundraising.

Great Scottish Swim 2017

26 August 2017 Loch Lomond

Surrounded by mountains, wildlife, forests and glens, Loch Lomond is the perfect place to visit for an open water swim this summer. Swim any distance from ½ mile through to the 10K marathon swim.

Follow the link for more information or to apply for your own place. If you’re successful in gaining a place, be sure to let us know so we can cheer you on through your training and support you with your fundraising.

Swim Serpentine 2017

23 September 2017 - 24 September 2017 Hyde Park, London

Swim Serpentine is a one mile open water swimming festival staged in the heart of London. Organised by London Marathon Events, the festival is held in and around the beautiful Serpentine in Hyde Park, the venue for the open water swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Follow the link for more information or to apply for your own place. If you’re successful in gaining a place, be sure to let us know so we can cheer you on through your training and support you with your fundraising. 2017 dates are TBC.

The Great Fjord Swim 2017

30 September 2017 Connemara, Ireland

The Great Fjord Swim is an open water swimming event in the deep green waters of majestic Killary Fjord, Connemara. Distances include a 750m route for beginners, a 2K route and the full Ironman-distance 3.9K for experienced swimmers. The 750m swimmers catch a lift with a fishing trawler to County Galway and swim to County Mayo, while the 2K swimmers take a cruise boat to the start line and swim to shore in this stunning location.

Follow the link for more information or to apply for your own place. If you’re successful in gaining a place, be sure to let us know so we can cheer you on through your training and support you with your fundraising.

Boxing Day Swim 2017

26 December 2017 Tenby

With around 600 swimmers and thousands of onlookers each year, this fantastic spectacle is not to be missed. With everyone swimming for charity, and the majority in fancy dress, Boxing Day in Tenby is a surefire way to carry on the fun at Christmas. A roaring bonfire greets the emerging swimmers and every one of them receives a medal for their bravery.

Follow the link for more information or to apply for your own place. If you’re successful in gaining a place, be sure to let us know so we can cheer you on through your training and support you with your fundraising.

Choose your own event

The list above is just a starting point to give you an idea of some of the exciting events you could take on. If you can’t see a swim you like, or want to take part in an event local to you, you can still fundraise for LHM! Choose any swim you like, apply for your place directly with the organisers and then let us know so we can cheer you on through your training and support your fundraising.

Questions?

If you’ve got any questions or just want to have a chat about swimming for LHM, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0121 455 8982 or email [email protected].

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