Great Swim

Great Swim Series

Friday 8 June 2018
We are ready for a new year of swimming events and are excited to have charity places at both the Great North Swim and Great Scottish Swim. If you want to take part in a fun but challenging swim then sign up to take one of our Team Orca places.

Join Team Orca for two of the most iconic open water swims this summer.

We can’t get enough of open water swimming, so this year you can apply for one of our charity places at not one but two events, the Great North Swim and Great Scottish Swim:

Great North Swim

8-10 June 2018, Lake Windermere

Join the UK’s biggest open water swim in the spectacular scenery of the Lake District. Thousands of swimmers will don their wetsuits as spectators follow them on the big screens – the Great North Swim is an event not to be missed.

Great Scottish Swim

25 August 2018, Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Shores is an exciting visitor destination offering indoor, outdoor and water based activities alongside great shopping and a selection of eating places. To celebrate the Great Scottish Swim there will be an Artisan Craft Market, live music, entertainment and street food for everyone to enjoy alongside the stunning views right up Loch Lomond.

What you need to know

  • All our places are for the 1 mile distance and the level is moderate. If you are interested in other distances or events, not a problem. Please ring us to discuss.
  • You must be 16 years or over on the day of the event
  • The registration fee is £20, and we ask that you set a £200 fundraising target.
  • We’re here to help with fundraising and advice! You’ll receive a free WDC t-shirt, as well as an OceanWalker swim cap when you reach £200.

Team Orca is the name of our fantastic WDC fundraisers, who raise money to help protect whales and dolphins worldwide – we could do it without you, so please join the team!

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