Join Team 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.
Upcoming 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.
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.