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Join Team Orca and swim the Serpentine!

Saturday, 21st September 2019

Swim Serpentine is a one-day open water swimming event staged in the beautiful setting of the famous Serpentine in Hyde Park, the venue for the open water swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

As well as the actual Swim itself,  you and your supporters will have plenty of stands, stalls and activities to visit around the Serpentine, making it an unmissable day out for the whole family and a great way to raise funds to help whales and dolphins.

Team Orca has places for each distance - for more details and how to apply, see below:

Striped dolphin
Humpback whale spyhop

Half Mile Swim

Taking in half a lap of the Serpentine, there is plenty of time to swim this distance at your own speed 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 covering one full lap of the Serpentine.  This is the most popular of all the swim distances with swimmers taking between 20 minutes and one hour to complete the swim.

Two Mile Swim

For those who would like to really test themselves with two full laps of the Serpentine. This distance is only for more experienced swimmers who have already previously completed a one-mile open water swim.

How to apply

Places for Team Orca will be allocated at the end of April 2019.

To apply, please email [email protected] with the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Address
  • Distance you would like to swim
  • T-shirt size (part of your Team Orca Swim Serpentine Welcome Pack)
  • Any other relevant or supporting information

The 'need to know' bits....

  • A £20 non-refundable registration fee is required, payable upon confirmation of your place.
  • WDC asks that you commit to raising a minimum of £250 sponsorship.
  • WDC can help you with fundraising ideas in the lead up to the event and will be there to support you and cheer you on as you swim.
  • Requirements for swimmers (age restrictions per distance, wetsuits, tow floats etc) and the proposed Wave Times for each distance can be found here:    Please check these carefully before applying for a place.