Discover your inner champion and swim the distance of the English Channel this Autumn! 

Anyone and everyone can be a champion and take part, so whether you’re 7 or 107, taking part on your own, or in a team, dive into autumn’s greatest challenge to help raise money for Aspire and people affected by Spinal Cord Injury.

Your pool. Your way. Your challenge. 

We've revamped our website for this year's challenge, which means you'll have access to have a shiny new profile page to record your lengths on, keep track of your position in the Channel once the swim kicks off.  Be sure to share your page with your friends and family so that they can monitor your progress and keep updated with how your fundraising is going.

Over the coming weeks, you’ll also be able to unlock some exciting new features on the website to take your Aspire Channel Swim experience to the next level. Have some fun with our amazing new name generator which has hundreds of inner-champion-inspired names for you to pick from. We’ve also added an all-new badge feature where you'll be able to unlock badges as you reach distance and fundraising milestones, making for a great way to keep your friends and family up to date with your progress too!

The more you share your challenge page through FacebookTwitter and email, the more you'll raise! You can use our website to challenge fellow swimmers and check out how they’re getting on. Our new and improved leaderboards will show your official Aspire Channel Swim ranking, and you can even see who else is taking part at your pool!

How many lengths is 22 miles?

Kick off your swim with our Challenge Calculator below to work out how many lengths you will need to do to complete the distance.

Challenge Calculator


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

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