Wednesday 22 February 2017 - Monday 22 May 2017


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Any questions? Email swim22@diabetes.org.uk or call 0345 123 2399.

Swim22 Competition - entry ends 31 January 2017

Sign up to Swim22 before 11:59pm on Tueday, 31 January and you could win one of 10 iHealth Wave Activity Tracker’s worth £64.99.

To qualify you need to cover the optional £5 for your swimmers pack. See our Terms and Conditions for full details.

Go to great lengths for Diabetes UK

Do you want to make a real splash? Can you swim 22 miles – the equivalent of the English Channel – in your local pool?

Get sponsored to swim the 22 miles and with every length you complete you’ll be funding research into new treatments, techniques and our search for a cure. The money you raise will help us fund campaigns which secure better care and means we can be there for people with diabetes when they need us most.

Join the challenge on your own, as part of a team, club or school and swim the 22 miles in your own time. So whether you are a solo swimmer or part of a team, it’s time to get your goggles on and go to great lengths for people with diabetes.


How does Swim22 work?

Between 22 February and 22 May 2017 you’ll swim the equivalent of the English Channel in your local pool. That’s an incredible 22 miles. 

Before it’s time to get your goggles on, you’ll receive your Swim22 pack through the post. This will be sent to you in January and will include swimming tips, how to get your fundraising started and, of course, your very own Swim22 swimming hat. 

You will also receive an email in early February giving you access to your very own Swim22 page, where you can track how far you’ve swum, collect milestone swimming badges (because who doesn’t love a swimming badge?) and share your progress with everyone.