What's involved

Swim the distance of the English Channel for charity and raise money for people paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury.

Sign up on your own or in a team and take on the 22 miles in your own time! The swimming challenge is achievable for all ages and fitness levels, whether you're taking part as a family, on your own, or in swimming lessons!

When and where

Anywhere you like! Take part in the swimming challenge in your own time, at your local pool.

We know things are a bit tricky at the moment, so this is a completely flexible event. Take part in our charity swim in any swimming pool, swimming lake or even in the sea! Swim the lengths over 12 weeks, or set yourself a challenge - it's up to you! Calculate your challenge.

Why swim for Charity?

Every four hours someone is paralysed by a Spinal Cord Injury and there is currently no cure.

Your support is needed more than ever. By signing up today for the Aspire swimming challenge you can guarantee you'll be making a difference! Even better, you'll be having fun, keeping fit and de-stressing at the same time, sounds ideal!

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You'll need to swim 1416 lengths in total, that's only 118 per week

fundraising information

live leaderboards

live leaderboards

Watch your place on our Leaderboard rise as you swim those lengths and start your fundraising...

Check out where your friends are too!

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make a difference

make a difference

The more you raise, the more
of a difference you’ll make. When you sign up for the challenge we’ll set you up a JustGiving page, so it’s easy to spread the word and get fundraising!

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