For a great cause

Every year thousands of Aspire Channel Swimmers do something amazing – they help change the lives of people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury.

Over the past 17 years you’ve wowed us with your dedication. Not only have you swum a combined distance of over 1.5 million miles since our challenge launched, but you’ve also done something unbelievable and raised over £6 MILLION for Aspire!

Our swimmers mean a lot to us

Whether you’re signing up to take on a new challenge, to get fit or to take your swimming to the next level, we promise to be with you every step of the way as you help us to change the lives of hundreds of people affected by Spinal Cord Injury.

The swimming challenge could help you to rediscover body confidence you might have lost, gain a much needed sense of freedom, or give you the opportunity to take some time for yourself to regain a work-life balance - whatever the outcome you will undoubtedly gain a sense of achievement in discovering your inner champion!

We’ll send you updates and information along the way, and we’ve got lots more fundraising prizes and goodies up for grabs too, so be sure to keep an eye on our social channels. As always, the Aspire team are on hand to support your swimming and fundraising and to make sure you have a great experience.

If you need any more fundraising materials, you can download sponsor forms and posters by clicking the links on this page. We’re here for you every step of the way, so if you need some fundraising advice, need a hand setting up your JustGiving page, or want to let us know how you’re getting on, feel free to get in touch by emailing us at swim@aspire.org.uk.

Spread the word!

Once you've signed up for the Aspire Channel Swim, your next step is to shout about it.

You've committed to an unbelievable challenge. With your help we're going to change hundreds of lives this year... so let everyone know! 

Get social

Sharing your progress online is the best way to keep people up-to-date with how your challenge is getting on. Every time you get in the pool, update your lengths on your profile, then share it over Facebook and Twitter! If you're finding the challenge difficult or haven't been in the pool for a few days, share that too - you'll find your friends' support and sponsorship donations will help give you the motivation to get back in the pool.

Tell a friend

What's better than one person taking part in the Aspire Channel Swim? Two people taking part in the Aspire Channel Swim!

Why not encourage your friends to dive in with you? Set yourselves a weekly target and keep encouraging each other to reach and exceed it! Wear your swim hat with pride in the pool too and let your fellow swimmers know about the amazing work you're doing.