Update 20 August

We’re very sad to announce that the Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine will not go ahead this year. We know this will be disappointing news for many of you hoping to take part, especially those who were hoping to complete the London Classics by swimming the two mile distance. The organisers of the swim had been working hard on socially distanced plans however due to the current uncertainty we face in these unprecedented times, it will not be possible to stage the event this year.

We will be in touch with all participants taking part in support of Children with Cancer UK with further information.

The Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine will be back in 2021 and we will be sharing more information soon. If you would like to register your interest in the taking part next year, please do email the sports team at sports@childrenwithcancer.org.uk.

Read the full statement from the organisers

About the event

Swim Serpentine, organised by London Marathon Events Ltd, is the biggest open water swimming event in the country. It has rapidly grown to become the UK’s top open water swimming event with more than 6,000 entries last year!

We’re thrilled to partner with London Marathon Events and bring you Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine. The day will feature open water swimming events in the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park over a range of distances, including ½ mile, one mile, two miles, six miles and a free Wellness Festival in Hyde Park.

Join Children with Cancer UK and swim the Serpentine to fund vital research into the prevention and treatment of childhood cancer.

Secure a charity place at the Serpentine Swim.

We are currently not open for 2021 charity place registrations, but please email sports@childrenwithcancer.org.uk if you’d like to register your interest already.

Have you secured your own place?

We are currently not open for 2021 own place registrations, but please email sports@childrenwithcancer.org.uk if you’d like to register your interest already.

What to expect from Children with Cancer UK

You can be part of our team whether you secure your own place independently of the charity or are allocated one of our charity places.

  • Fundraising Pack containing lots of fundraising advice
  • Regular emails providing top tips and information about Swim Serpentine event
  • Access to our open water swimming training plans.
  • A bright Children with Cancer UK T-Shirt
  • The best support and loudest cheers on the day

 

Location & Date

  • Hyde Park, London
  • TBC

View map

Contact Details


Join The Children with Cancer UK Team

Charity Place

We are currently not open for 2021 charity place registrations, but please email sports@childrenwithcancer.org.uk if you’d like to register your interest already.

Own Place

We are currently not open for 2021 own place registrations, but please email sports@childrenwithcancer.org.uk if you’d like to register your interest already.