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Great North Swim

The Great North Swim is Europe’s biggest open water swimming event with around 10,000 participants and will return to Windermere with a brand new 10k challenge.

Over three days, participants of all abilities take the plunge in stunning Windermere over a range of distances. The event also features thrilling elite races with some of the world’s best swimmers. Get your family and friends along to make a weekend of it in the picturesque surroundings of the Lake District National Park. Suitable for swimmers of all abilities, you can enjoy this event safe in the knowledge expert safety kayakers will be with you every stroke of the way.

Here's how you can take part in the Great North Swim with Team CF:

Entries for 2017 are now closed but keep an eye on this page for more details on how you can swim for Team CF in 2018.

We offer you loads of support leading up to the event including;

  • A branded Cystic Fibrosis Trust T-Shirt for when you are back on dry land and ready for your finishers selfie!
  • Access to our exclusive online training zone
  • A fundraising pack which is crammed full of suggestions to help you maximise your efforts
  • Contact with your local Community Fundraiser who will support you along the way however you need it.

In order to make sure we deliver the utmost level of support to you (and more importantly so we can make sure you get your freebies!) please let us know you will be taking part in the Great North Swim on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by clicking 'Let us know' below.

Let us know!

Before you go and dig out those are lots of helpful tips to make sure you have the most exhilarating experience being part of the Great North Swim!

Swimming with Team CF will help us to make a daily difference to the lives of thousands of people living with cystic fibrosis in the UK.