Swim to Remember

100 swimmers swim 1km in Derwentwater on Remembrance Day 2018

November 2018

Donation Target

Amount Reached


This challenge is being organised by the open water swimming company Swim on the Wild Side and is supported by KILPI and Zoggs – we are very grateful to them.

On 11/11/18 they will commemorate the sacrifice made by our armed forces in World War One, and subsequent armed conflicts, by holding a Swim to Remember.

One hundred years after the signing of the Armistice, a hundred swimmers will enter the water and assemble in silence whilst The Last Post rings out over the stillness of Derwentwater. The swimmers will pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom by swimming in silence for a thousand metres in the chilly November water.


If you want to be considered for one of the 100 places available on this very special swim, you must be able to swim 1km winter temperatures of <10°C.

1¾ hours (10:30 – 12:15)

Swimming Ability:
Must be able to swim 1km

There is no charge for this swim, but you are expected to make a donation of at least £10.00 and perhaps take part in further fund raising activities to reach the £1,000 target. This could be by attracting sponsorship for your swim, or by organising workplace collections.

Please visit the organisor’s website to register for this event.


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