Dive in to this fantastic open water swim in the Serpentine - made famous by the Brownlee brothers. Join the Rethink team today and raise money for people living with a mental illness.
Swim Serpentine, now in its third year, is a two-day open water swimming festival that will be staged in the heart of London.
Organised by London Marathon Events, the festival will be held in and around the beautiful Serpentine in Hyde Park, the venue for the open water swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
"I will guarantee anybody that comes down and does the Swim Serpentine event - that sense of achievement will be massive and I'm sure that everybody will absolutely love the event".
"...it's about stepping into the unknown and doing something you might not have done before and giving yourself that fantastic challenge... we want to encourage all ages and abilities to take part".
Each swimmer will receive a full registration pack including:
All your needs are catered for with heated changing rooms, dunk zone, pontoon start and finish, full water safety crew, hot tubs and exhibition area.
"Swimming a mile is a challenge and we're really hoping that the charities and people are going to get involved and raise some good money for great causes" - Hugh Brasher, London Marathon Events
Some charities are offering free places in return for raising sponsorship.
Enjoy the festival atmosphere with friends & family over the Swim Serpentine weekend. There will be grandstands in the event area for the public to use as well as spectator areas around the Serpentine.
Saturday: 6,000 swimmers will have the chance to swim one mile in open water in the mass-participation event. Every swimmer will be allocated to a specific start wave and there will be a total of 18 waves of swimmers setting off at regular intervals during the day.
Sunday: British Open Water Swimming Championships will take place with a programme that will include an elite invitation 5km swim.
You can decide whether you want to wear a wetsuit or not if the water temperature is over 16 degrees. Kit advice is readily available to all swimmers.
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The vision of Rethink Mental Illness is to transform the way our nation approaches mental illness. Through their network of over 140 support groups, over 200 services in England and successful campaigning they are improving the lives of people affected.
Of money you raise £24 could help them take a helpline call or £100 could pay for two people to attend a local support group for a year.
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