Join Team WaterAid
Make a splash for WaterAid!
Whether you’re already a swimming fanatic or you're looking to dip your toe in for the first time, join our community of like-minded swimmers to make a difference to your own life – and to the lives of others around the world.
From leisurely laps in stunning locations, to marathon-distance challenges – there’s a swimming event for everyone.
Featured swimming events
Reasons to swim: a gallery
To celebrate the power of water, our gallery Reasons to Swim reveals intimate portraits and stories of people from across the UK who are drawn to the cold waters in various outdoor swimming locations, captured by photographer Nikki McClarron.
Already got a swimming challenge in mind?
If you've already got your own place on a swimming event, or even if you'd like to create your very own challenge, we'd love you to join Team WaterAid!
How we'll support you
You'll have access to online support from our partners RunningWithUs, including an email helpline, webinars, and guidance from expert coaches.
We'll also provide you with a fundraising pack to help meet your target, and can send you resources like balloons, collecting tins and banners.
And of course, we'll always be here to answer your questions, share our top fundraising tips, and help keep you motivated – just email [email protected] or call 020 7793 4594.
Preparing for your swim
Whether you’re an open water novice or already a seasoned swimmer, our downloadable 12-week training plans will help you build stamina, speed and confidence so you can achieve your goals.
Not the right challenge for you?
Take to two wheels for WaterAid – from our Yorkshire sportive, to the epic RideLondon-Essex 100.
Put your best foot forward on a trek for WaterAid.
All challenge events
Browse all our events and find the perfect challenge for you!