What's involved

Swim the distance of the English Channel for charity and raise money for people paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury.

Sign up on your own or in a team and take on the 22 miles in your own time! The swimming challenge is achievable for all ages and fitness levels; we've previously welcomed families, work offices and children.

When and where

Anywhere you like! Take part in the swimming challenge in your own time, at your local pool.

There is no need to travel far for our charity swim; we understand the importance of fitting the challenge around your day to day life. You can feel good at little cost or time spared, win, win! Calculate your challenge.

Why swim for Charity?

Every four hours someone is paralysed by a Spinal Cord Injury and there is currently no cure.

By signing up today for the Aspire swimming challenge you can guarantee you'll be making a difference! What's even better, you'll be having fun, keeping fit and de-stressing at the same time, sounds ideal!

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You'll need to swim 1416 lengths in total, that's only 118 per week

fundraising information



Thanks to our amazing partners Zoggs UK, we’ve got loads of prizes to give away throughout the challenge. From a medal to fantastic Zoggs goodies – the more you raise, the bigger the reward.

live leaderboards

live leaderboards

Watch your place on our Leaderboard rise as you swim those lengths and start your fundraising...

Check out where your friends are too!

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make a difference

make a difference

The more you raise, the more
of a difference you’ll make. When you sign up for the challenge we’ll set you up a JustGiving page, so it’s easy to spread the word and get fundraising!

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