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Swim Serpentine

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The 2021 Event

The sun shone, the Serpentine sparkled and Team Orca's swimmers just couldn't stop smiling!  Each and every one of them emerged from the lake glowing, grinning and simply elated from completing their half, one or two mile swims. WDC Partners Dock & Bay and Big Wild Thought joined WDC staff and swimmers and generously donated quick-dry towels and cosy hoodies, just perfect for drying off and getting warm post-swimming.

Swimmers commented that it was 'The best day ever', 'Great fun and really well organised' and 'An incredible day'.  Everyone added that they'd definitely do it again! We're so very grateful to Team Orca's thirteen swimmers for raising almost £11,000 to help protect whales and dolphins.

How to apply for 2022

Email with the following information, including 'Swim Serpentine 2022' in the subject line:

  • Your name and full address
  • Distance you would like to swim
  • T-shirt size
  • Date of birth (required for event registration)
  • Mobile number
  • Other relevant supporting information eg. your WDC supporter number and why you want to swim for WDC


Striped dolphin © Luke Rendell

Half Mile Swim

Half a lap of the Serpentine - great for a first open water event. An achievable but, for some, still challenging swim.

Humpback whale spyhop

One Mile Swim

For experienced open-water swimmers who are looking for more of a challenge.

Breaching orca

Two Mile Swim

Only for really experienced swimmers. Two full laps of the Serpentine.