The Swim Serpentine returns this year on Saturday 26th September 2020. 

We hope to update you soon about possible swim spaces through our charity.

Please keep watch here and on our social media pages to find out about our potential places when they are available, as well as details of our very modest fundraising target and all other swim information.

Here's a bit more information about the different swims you can typically do:

The Swims

Half-Mile Swim:Taking in half a lap of the Serpentine, there is plenty of time to swim this distance at your leisure with a friend, race your mum or dad or just to try out an open water swimming event with an achievable but for some still challenging swim.

One-Mile Swim:A classic distance in the world of open water swimming events. The Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine takes place on the same course as the London 2012 Marathon Swimming Olympic event, with one full lap around the Serpentine making up the one-mile swim. This is the most popular of all the swim distances for the Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine with swimmers taking anything from 20 minutes through to one hour to complete the swim.

Two-Mile Swim:For those who would like to test themselves with two full (1.6km) laps of the Serpentine. Aimed at more experienced swimmers who have already completed a mile open water swim previously. A challenging two-lap swim set in a beautiful location.

PLEASE NOTE: The 2 mile swim counts towards the London Classics Medal

Super Six Swim: For swimmers who can’t get enough of the open-water experience, there’s an opportunity to swim six miles at the Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine, broken down into one- and two-mile swims during event day.


This event has taken place. Please check our website for future fundraisers.