Cross the Channel for Aspire whenever it suits you, and help people paralysed by spinal cord injury to live independent lives

Call us on 0800 0370 880

Email us swim@aspire.org.uk

What's involved

Wouldn't it be great to be able to say "I swam the English channel"?

Swim the distance of the English Channel and raise money for people paralysed by spinal cord injuries. Join the challenge on your own, in a team, or with your class or colleagues and take on the 22 miles in your local pool, in your own time!

Every swimmer who raises over £50 will be entered into a ballot to win a fantastic SwimTrek day trip, and there are plenty of fundraising ideas and prizes up for grabs for all our swimmers.

Length Calculator

Why not kick off your swim by using our lengths calculator to work out how many lengths you will need to do to complete the distance?

Calculate the lengths you need to swim

You can also track your position in the Channel and see how close to France you are.

See how far across the Channel you've swum

Lucy Launder

“The Aspire Channel Swim has been brilliant for me! I have got fit, lost loads of weight and probably added years to my life expectancy. It’s given me back my energy, and my belief in myself, which got lost somewhere along the way!”

Lucy, Aspire Channel Swim Participant