Swim your chosen target distance throughout November at your local pool to help beat the UK's biggest cancer killer - lung cancer.
Swim the Distance is a swimming challenge open to all ages and abilities. Simply register for free, pick the distance you would like to complete and head down to your local swimming pool at a time that suits you throughout November.
You can choose to complete your swim in one go, or over the course of the month as a team or as an individual – then claim your medal and certificate!
How many lengths?
Whether you're 9 or 99, speedy or steady - this challenge is for you.
A personal challenge or share the miles with your teammates.
Head down to your local swimming pool at a time that suits you, or natural body of water if you prefer wild-swimming.
Complete your swim in one go, at weekends, or over the course of November - it's up to you.
Swimming strengthens the body, helps relax the mind, regulates breathing, stimulates circulation, helps improve lung capacity and keeps you and your lungs fit.
Swimmers are encouraged to try and raise £50 to get their medal and certificate at the end of the challenge.
"I am a busy working mum, but I am keen not only to support your charity but also to boost my fitness." Tess
"This was something I really enjoyed as I have wanted to help cancer research in some way as I have had several family members taken by this horrible disease." Cynthia
"I really enjoyed the swim challenge and excited that I was able to complete 8 miles instead of the original 5 miles that I enrolled for." Frederick
"Thank you for the opportunity to help myself by helping you." Julia
It’s completely free to take part; participants are just encouraged to ask their family and friends to sponsor them with any raised going towards lung cancer research and providing support to those living with lung cancer.
Meet the Swim the Distance online community, log your miles and compare with others on the leaderboard.
Get instant access to full challenge details including how to sign up.
Full details about costs and fundraising.
If you would like any help or advice, please contact our helpdesk.
Pay the sign-up fee to secure your place on the challenge.
Commit to fundraising this amount for The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
It’s completely free to take part; all we ask is that our participants ask their family and friends to sponsor them, with any funds raised going towards lung cancer research and providing support to those living with lung cancer.
This is your chance to do something amazing and support a fantastic cause - don't let the fundraising put you off! The The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation team are great at helping people fundraise and you're going to have heaps of fun in the process.
Get in touch with them now to find out more and secure your place in the challenge.
Providing information and support to lung cancer patients.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only UK lung cancer charity dedicated to helping everyone affected by the disease.
Since 1990, when the charity was set up by Professor Ray Donnelly, we have funded millions of pounds of essential lung cancer research, looking for ways to detect the disease as early as possible and save lives.
We support everyone affected by lung cancer – from diagnosis, through treatment, living with the disease and end of life care. We raise awareness, prevent future generations from getting it and challenge the misconceptions of lung cancer. We do all this so those diagnosed can live well with lung cancer for as long as possible.
Registered no: 1046854