Great North Swim – Saturday 8 June 2019
Congratulations and thank you so much to our fantastic 2018 Great North Swimmers!
Not only have you achieved something amazing by swimming a mile across Lake Windermere, you have raised thousands of pounds to support disabled children, young people and adults across the North East!
Thank you so much!
If you are inspired by this amazing bunch, why not sign up now for Great North Swim 2019?
Registration is just £35, and we ask our swimmers to pledge to raise £200 in sponsorship so why not take the plunge (sorry) and sign up for 2019 now!
Date: Saturday 8 June 2019
Location: Lake Windermere, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ
Distance: One mile open water (You must be 16 years or over on the day of the event to enter)
Registration fee: £35
Minimum sponsorship: £200
The Great North Swim is an open water swim taking place in the serene waters of beautiful Lake Windermere and is a brilliant challenge for swimmers of all abilities, from first timers to Olympic champions!
Already have your own place?
If you have already secured your own place in the event, we would love to hear from you. You can easily request a sponsorship form by emailing email@example.com. We will be with you every step of the way!
For more info about the Great North Swim please visit: http://www.greatrun.org/faqs/great-swim
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question that isn’t included on this page please contact us on 0191 2127878 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why do I have to pay a fee to register to swim for Percy Hedley? We charge a registration fee because we have already had to pay a fee to The Great Run Company for the places we have.
Why do I have to pledge to raise a minimum amount of £200 in sponsorship? Like most charities, we set a minimum sponsorship pledge so that we can ensure that the fundraising from the Great North Swim is a huge success, and we raise as much money as possible to support the disabled people we care for. Many of our swimmers raise far in excess of the minimum amount.
How will I raise the sponsorship? We will be with you every step of the way with hints and tips about your fundraising. We can provide sponsorship forms, fundraising materials and we recommend you set up an online giving page as soon as possible. You can set up a Percy Hedley JustGiving page by following the link below, it only takes a few minutes and you’ll be ready to share the page with your friends, family and colleagues!
How long do I have to collect in all my sponsorship? We ask you to try to have all your sponsorship collected and sent to us by the end of July 2019, although we appreciate it can sometimes take a little longer.
Will I get the opportunity to meet other Percy Hedley swimmers before the event? We offer tour swimmers the opportunity to take part in open water training sessions at Killingworth Lake in the run up to the event. This gives you the opportunity to meet other Percy Hedley swimmers and the Percy Hedley team. We also have a closed Facebook group for our swimmers to keep in touch, which you’ll be invited to join when you sign up.
To sign up for the 2019 Great North Swim please click on the link below to reserve your place and pay your registration fee securely via SagePay.
If you would prefer to register over the phone or via post please contact us on 0191 212 7878 and we’ll be happy to arrange this.