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Swim22 2020



Returning to Swim22 safely. Swim 11, 22 or 44 miles by 31 October

Due to Covid-19, we have extended Swim22 until the 31 October. Once your local pool has re-opened – and you feel ready to start swimming again – your Swim22 profile page will be waiting for you.

Even if you’re starting on zero lengths completed, or want to wait a little while before returning to the pool, you’ll have plenty of time to complete your lengths. There is no rush – the most important thing is that you feel able to dive back into the pool safely.

Above all, we want you to take on Swim22 safely. You’ll need to maintain social distancing before, during and after swimming. And your pool or gym need to follow the government’s guidance on cleaning, social distancing, and protection for staff.

We’ll be here to support you, the moment you’re ready to dive back into the challenge. If you want to talk about any of this, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We are here to help.

If you have any questions please check our FAQs or email us at


Register info

  • Free to register. If you are interested in Swim22 2021 please register your interest here
  • 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

Read Linda's story

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