22 miles. 12 weeks. Your way. Swim towards a healthier you.
Are you ready to dive in?
Between 22 February and 22 May 2020, discover your inner channel champion by swimming 22 miles - the width of the English Channel - in your local pool, at your own pace.
Get sponsored for every length and each stroke you take will bring you closer to a healthier future - for you, and for everyone living with diabetes in the UK.
If you don’t feel ready for 22 miles, or are returning from last year, you can also choose to swim 11 or 44 miles.
- Free to register
- No minimum sponsorship; although we would suggest a target of £220 - £10 for each mile
- If you're under 18, please ask a parent or guardian to register on your behalf and create a page for you under their profile
The lengths will make a difference
Whichever distance you choose, each stroke you take will bring you closer to a healthier future - for you, and for everyone in the UK who’s living with diabetes.
In 2019, we raised an incredible £690,000 to help fund our life-saving research, and make sure everyone living with diabetes gets the care and support they need. Take the plunge this year to help us change even more lives.
We hope you will take up the challenge and take great lengths for people with diabetes.
“I want to raise public awareness of how serious diabetes is and just how devastating it can be."
– Linda, Swim22 participant 2019