Great Britain /UK

New Hampshire teen training to swim English Channel

 A 16-year-old New Hampshire native is training to swim the entire length of the English Channel. Before she heads to Europe in August, she made a training stop in the Upper Valley on Saturday.

Vera Rivard has been training for the 21-mile swim, which goes from Southern England to Northern France, for the past two years, but that isn't when she started her swimming career.

The ice swimmer champions tackling frozen lakes

While most of us are wrapping up in coats, gloves and scarves to leave the house on chilly February mornings, one hospital worker is preparing to plunge into a near-freezing mountain-top lake.

Alistair Bell hopes to make his mark in the extreme sport of ice swimming.

A Fine Romance

What’s your love story with water? Here, Joanna Scanlan, Jessica Hepburn and members of The OSS team share theirs – from the gushy liminal phase when you just can’t stop talking about it; the playing the field phase where the wildswim map is the equivalent of GrindR; the negotiating transactional phase (“am I going to keep on loving you if you’re so damn cold?”); right up to the co-creative forever “where are we going next, swimming my love, what is on the horizon for us as a couple…?”

Manchester SwimRun 2021

Sunday, 25 April, 2021 (All day)

Join the SwimRun revolution and enter Manchesters very own power-packed
participation sprint event.

Bonfire Swim 2020

Sunday, 1 November, 2020 - 06:00

Experience a cool dip as an awesome firework display s burst above then warm up around the bonfire with a delicious bowl of grub!
Join the cool crew at our annual 'Bonfire Swim' at the picturesque Boundary Water Park. Experience a cool dip as an awesome firework display bursts above you then warm up afterwards around the roaring bonfire with a delicious bowl of loveliness.

Neon Swim 2020

Saturday, 19 September, 2020 (All day)

Do something completely different! Swim in the dark, lit up by night sticks and shining like a star! 

Do something completely different! Swim in the dark, lit up by night sticks and shining like a star! All abilities welcome aged from 11+.

Greater Cheshire Swim 2020

Sunday, 6 September, 2020 (All day)

Swim in a beautiful Cheshire lake over distances ranging from 750m to three miles in this inaugural Greater Cheshire Swim!

MediaCityUK Swim Challenge 2021

Saturday, 3 July, 2021 (All day)

A top drawer Inner City endurance event that offers swimmers to complete distances from 1.5 to 15km. Go big or go home!

Swim The Channel Up North Challenge 2020

Saturday, 13 June, 2020 (All day)

Swim the 36km length of the English Channel within a beautiful Cheshire Lake. An awesome challenge for swimmers bold and brave!

Colwyn Bay Oceanswim 2021

Sunday, 6 June, 2021 (All day)

A superb sea swim that welcomes swimmers of all abilities over distances from 2-5km including a challenging 10km option. Be bold!