Below are some of the swimming events you could sign up for to raise funds for CBC. Please click on the images to be directed to the events sign-up page, or to find out more information about the events.
If you already have a place on an event and would like to raise funds for CBC take a look at our fundraising forms page, where you can download sponsor forms, create an online fundraising page and get inspired with fundraising ideas.
To find a local swimming pool please visit Poolfinder.
Make a splash at a Sponsored Swim:
Love swimming? Whether you’re a novice using armbands or a budding Michael Phelps why not organise your own sponsored swim. Anyone can get involved so whether you are a family, a group of friends, a sports group or a company looking for a fun event you can enjoy together at the same time as raising money for a worthwhile local charity and supporting local children.
We can supply sponsor forms and advice how to set up your own online fundraising page – contact Rachel on 01636 551739 for more details. So go on what are you waiting for, have some fun and help us make a splash with our fundraising this year.
Blueseventy Big Swim Nottingham:
25 July 2020
Tackle a 1500m, 2500m or even ‘go for it’ 5000m open water lake swim at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham. Whether you’re a novice, experienced open water swimmer or Olympic athlete, this event is a fun challenge. The event is open to swimmers of all ages from 11 upwards. Click on the image for more details.
Great North Swim:
5 – 7 June 2020
The UK’s biggest weekend of open water swimming at Lake Windermere. Thousands of new and experienced swimmers will grab their goggles, wiggle into their wetsuits for an iconic swim experience. Why not join them and take on either ½ Mile, 1 Mile, 2 Miles, 5K & 10K swims.
Great East Swim:
20 June 2020
Whether you’re looking to try an open water swim for the first time, or you’re searching for the ultimate challenge, the Great East Swim offers you a selection of distances to suit your ability.
The event takes place at Alton Water and is a great day out for swimmers, families and spectators. With farmers’ markets, plenty of musical entertainment and swim distances ranging from a half mile right up to a 10k, there really is something for everyone!
Great Swim Series, UK wide swims:
Since its first event in 2008, The Great Swim Series has grown into the largest open water swimming event series in the UK. With 22,000 competitors and 50,000 spectators, the series aims to challenge, engage and activate swimmers of all levels.
They have different events throughout the UK, why not take a look at their website and see if they have an event for you!
Nottingham Sprint Triathlon:
16 May 2020
The National Water Sports Centre is the perfect venue for testing yourself on a perfectly flat course where the tempo is high and the competition is fierce (and friendly!)
Whether you’re an experienced athlete looking for a fast time over the sprint distance or you’re a novice competitor looking for a safe and friendly venue for your first open water triathlon, then the Nottingham Triathlon is the perfect event.
750m Swim, 20km Bike followed by a 5km run.
Bassetlaw Sprint Triathlon:
2nd August 2020
the Bassetlaw Triathlon organised by Bassetlaw Triathlon Club. This pool swim tri has proved to be a great event for both novices and sprint distance enthusiasts. The event starts with the 400m pool swim at the BPL Worksop Leisure Centre, followed by a 1 lap 21k bike route, which heads out on a traffic managed route to explore the countryside and villages on the Nottinghamshire/South Yorkshire border. Then it is on to the 2 lap 5k run, which keeps along the footpaths in the vicinity of the centre, and finishes on the field giving plenty of opportunity for your spectators to cheer you across the line.
Check out the British Triathlon website for details on other Triathlons and Aquathlon events in the local area and the rest of the UK. Click on their logo to be taken there.