Dive in for the Great North Swim, the UK’s largest open water swimming event. The perfect challenge to really make a splash with your fundraising for Freedom from Torture.

Soak up the amazing atmosphere alongside thousands of  swimmers of all ages and abilities as you take on this amazing open-water adventure at Lake Windermere.


Arla Great North Swim

Sign up to take part in the Great North Swim 2024 for Freedom from Torture


This 1 mile open water swimming challenge is suitable for all abilities and is equivalent to 64 lengths of a 25 meter pool, taking an average of 40 minutes to complete.

The Great North Swim is a  weekend-long celebration of open water swimming. Expect stunning scenery, the best of local food and drink, outdoor activities, culture, art, history and thousands of like-minded people coming together. Think of it more as an open water adventure than a race.

It’s guaranteed to be an experience you will never forget.