The Great North Swim 2024

Join us for the Arla Great North Swim this June, and help support projects providing a stronger future for young people across the UK who have nowhere else to turn.





Brockhole, Windermere

On Friday 7 June, get ready to take on the UK’s most stunning open water swimming event – the Arla Great North Swim.

With distances ranging from 250m, Half Mile, 1 Mile, 2 Miles, 5k and 10k, there’s something for everyone this summer.

Even the family can get involved, with the 250m swim open to ages 8+. Enjoy a day of open water swimming in one of the most beautiful lakes in the UK, local food and drink stalls, and knowing that you’ve helped to make a real difference.

Supporting young people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness is needed now more than ever, with nearly 136,000 young people presenting to their  local council as homeless last year alone.

  • Registration fee – £20 
  • Sponsorship aim – £200 

We’ll support you every step (or stroke) of the way, so get your swimming cap on and show you care this June.

If you have any questions in the meantime please email

Interested? The deadline to get involved is 29 May.

Sign up now