Great North Swim

Great North Swim

  • When Saturday 8th June 2024, 10:30am
  • Where Low Wood Bay, Windermere
  • Entries close Tuesday 30th April 2024, 12:00pm

Join Brathay’s Great North Swim Team

Secure your spot for the 2024 Great North Swim with one of our limited charity places! Join #TeamBrathay for the 1-mile open water swimming event in the Lake District and raise vital funds for children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

This is the UK’s biggest open water swimming event, and takes place right on our doorstep at Windermere, the largest lake in England.

If you receive a charity place, there’s no entry fee – we just ask you to raise a minimum sponsorship of £1,000 for Brathay Trust. Every pound your supporters donate goes directly to our charitable work with children and young people.

Join #TeamBrathay and you will receive:

  • Our experienced Brathay Challenges Team will guide you in reaching your fundraising goal
  • Swim training advice from a certified coach
  • Brathay T-shirt to proudly wear pre-swim, post-swim, or while swimming!

Click ‘Apply Now’ to submit your application. We’ll ask why you’re choosing to swim for Brathay and about your fundraising ideas. We’ll review applications on a continual basis and inform you of your success within 2 weeks.

If you already have a spot in the Great North Swim, consider fundraising for Brathay! Check out our Fundraising Pack (link on for tips to help you reach your goal. Let our Brathay Challenges Team know you’re fundraising for us, and they’ll cheer you on at the event.

Thank you to our sponsors…