Swim Serpentine 2017

Jump in at the deep end and join Team Tommy's for Swim Serpentine!

Swim Serpentine swimmer

Date: 16th September 2017

Distance: 1 mile open water swim

Location: The Serpentine, London

Entry fee: Free!

Fundraising pledge for Golden Bond swimmers: £200

We are currently awaiting an update on Swim Serpentine 2017 from the event organisers. In order to be placed on our reserve list for a place as soon as they become available, please email us here and we'll be in touch as soon as entries are open. 

Let us know if you already have your place in Swim Serpentine 2017. Once you register we can give you full access to our fundraising materials. This requires no minimum sponsorship - just raise as much as you can!

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About Swim Serpentine

A new open water swimming event to be staged in the heart of London. Swim Serpentine will be held in the Serpentine, Hyde Park, which was the venue for London 2012’s open water swimming competition.

6,000 swimmers will take part in this exciting new mass participation event over a one-mile course. There will be 18 waves of swimmers setting off at regular intervals through the day. Swimmers must be 16 years or over on the day of the event.

How Tommy's will support you in Swim Serpentine

If you join Team Tommy's for Swim Serpentine you'll get first class care! You can expect to receive:

  • a Tommy’s t-shirt
  • fundraising support, ideas and tips to help you make the most out of your fundraising
  • a dedicated contact at Tommy's, who will give you one to one support all the way (Tara!)
  • an online community so you can chat to other Tommy's swimmers
  • e-newsletters and regular phone calls to keep you motivated
  • access to our free online shop to enable you to order whatever fundraising materials you need! 

FAQs for Swim Serpentine

If you have any questions about the event, the Swim Serpentine website should have all the answers you are looking for. 

Your Tommy’s contact for Swim Serpentine

Tara is looking after this event for Tommy’s so please don’t hesitate to contact her with any question you may have, no matter how big or small. Phone 0207 398 3400 or email swim@tommys.org

'I have become increasingly aware of how brilliant Tommy's is and the truly special work you guys do. You are real heroes. Thanks so much for giving me this amazing opportunity and supporting us all the way.'

Dr Ruth Bryne

'Thank you so much for the support, it has been an amazing experience. I have run for various other charities and none of them have offered the support that Tommy's have. Thank you so much'

Mark Richardson

Fundraising tips for Swim Serpentine

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    Using social media

    Social media can help you build a real buzz around your event. These channels work best when you make them personal. Be yourself and talk to your friends and followers as you would in person.

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    Publicising your fundraising event

    Get extra support for your event and help raise awareness of Tommy's' research and information programmes...easy!!!

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    Sending the money in

    Find out more about how to get your valuable donations to the team at Tommy's.

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    Fundraising ideas

    There are loads of ways that you can raise money for Tommy's research. Here are just a few to inspire you!

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    Our top fundraising tips

    Tommy's top fundraising tips

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    Fundraising FAQs

    There are a few simple guidelines to take into consideration when organising events for charity. If you’re in any doubt please contact us for advice.

Fundraising tips for Swim Serpentine

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