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Swim the Channel challenge
Lynne completing her swim the channel challenge

Fancy swimming the 22 mile distance of the English Channel but in the comfort of your local pool? Give our sponsored Swim the Channel Challenge a try! 

The Challenge is:
- Swim the 22 mile distance in less than 12 weeks 
- You can complete the challenge in a day, a week, a month or take the full 12 weeks and you choose a start date to suit you 
- You can swim as an individual or as part of a team and raise sponsorship money to help hearts near you

What you will receive by signing up:
- A Heart Research UK fundraising pack which includes a swim diary, sponsorship forms, tips and posters to promote your challenge and show you're supporting Heart Research UK
- There are also resources available for you to download – please see ‘Further information’ below
- You will also receive access to our closed Facebook 'Heart Research UK Channel Swimmers' group page to share your tips and receive advice from others across the UK who are taking on the challenge

Please contact one of our dedicated fundraisers on 0113 234 7474 or email community@heartresearch.org.uk for more information.  We are always happy to help. 

Swim Challenge Calculator


Don't know the length of your local pool? An average pool length is 25m but if you’re not sure, contact your local swimming pool.

You'll need to swim XX lengths
in total and XX per week

Swim the Channel 2018
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