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Swim Serpentine

Join our #TeamSallyArmy in 2020!

Swim Serpentine is an open water swimming event that is staged in the beautiful setting of the famous Serpentine in Hyde Park, the venue for the open water swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

This event will be suited to regular swimmers and those up for a challenge.  With waved starts and no time limit, you’ll be able to take your time to complete the challenge of a lifetime. This mass participation swim will see 6,000 swimmers complete the challenge.

Check out our video of previous Sally Army swimmers

Find out why Jonathan Raggett took part in the Swim Serpentine challenge, swimming two miles in London's Hyde Park to raise money for The Salvation Army.

How to get a place

To secure your place in this event please register here

Own place

If you’ve already secured your own place in the Swim Serpentine challenge and would like to support our work, we'd love to welcome you to the team!

Please complete our own place registration form and we will send you one of our fundraising packs and your supporter t-shirt. There is no minimum sponsorship for our own place runners, but we are grateful for every £1 that you raise.

We will support you every step of the way, as part of #TeamSallyArmy you will get:

  • A fundraising pack crammed full of ideas
  • Regular updates
  • Fundraising support
  • Free Salvation Army swim hat & t-shirt

Get in touch!

We have an enthusiastic and dedicated team ready to support you with ideas, fundraising materials – or for a pre-event pep talk, if you need us, we’re here! Please don't hesitate to get in touch: 020 7367 4819 | Join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep up-to-date with our latest events

The Details

  • When: 12th September 2020
  • Where: Hyde Park, London
  • Distance: 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 miles
  • Highlights: This swim promises to be the greatest mass participation swimming event in the world! You could call it the London Marathon of the swimming world.​
  • Own Place Commitment: We are grateful for any sponsorship you are able to raise