Splash out this June with Team Christie in the serene waters of Lake Windermere, at the UK’s biggest outdoor swimming festival. The Great North Swim is a fantastic open water swim event that takes place in the beautiful Lake District.

Participants can take their pick from 5 distances - 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5km or 10km events. It really is a brilliant challenge for swimmers of all abilities, from first- timers to daily dippers.

Want a place?

Sign up today for one our free charity places in the 1 mile event and you will receive:

  • A free sponsorship pack
  • Your own Christie t-shirt
  • Personalised support to help you reach your fundraising goals!

In return, all we ask is that you pledge to raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship. Please fill in the form below to sign up.

If you’d like to take on another distance, visit the Great North Swim website. Don’t forget to select The Christie as your charity of choice to raise funds for us.

By taking part in the Great North Swim, you will be helping us to stay at the forefront of cancer research and allow us to continue to provide world class cancer care to our patients.

Your own place 

If you’ve already got your race place and would like to join Team Christie, we would love to hear from you! There is no minimum sponsorship – we are truly grateful of any donations. 

You can request your sponsorship pack today.

Key Info


Friday 11 - Sunday 13 June 2021


Lake Windermere, Cumbria


Free - minimum sponsorship applies