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The Big Swim

£5.00 - £20.00Free injury protection
Event summary

This wonderful swim is raising funds for Garden House Hospice Care. Swimmers can enjoy the beautiful Letchworth Garden City lido, a perfect spot for a swimming event. Come along for the wonderful atmosphere and to raise money for a brilliant cause. Please be aware this is a fundraising event.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Tue Aug 31 2021

What's included:

  • Finisher's medal
  • Event swim cap
  • Free Hospice t-shirt (5k and 10k only)
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The Mako
7:00am Sat 4th Sep 2021

Swim 10km

£20.00
The Dolphin
8:00am Sat 4th Sep 2021

Swim 5km

£20.00
The Sailfish
9:00am Sat 4th Sep 2021

Swim 1mi

£10.00
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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What charity is The Big Swim raising money for?
This event is supporting Garden House Hospice Care which provides personalised and compassionate palliative end of life care for those in need following a diagnosis of a life limiting illness.… read more
FAQ
Do I have to fundraise to take part in the Sunset Starlight Walk?
Yes, all walkers must raise a minimum of £50. You can pay this donation when you are registering, or you can fundraise and go above and beyond the £50 minimum!… read more
FAQ
When will I receive my race pack?
Swimmers will receive their race pack on the day of the event when they register. This will include your swim cap for the event.… read more
Route description
Route description

This wonderful swimming event is run in support of Garden House Hospice Care, raising vital funds for patient care. This is a fundraising event. All swimmers taking part must raise at least £50 in sponsorship.

There is something for all the family, with 4 distances on offer and something for swimmers of all abilities. The swim will take place at the wonderful Letchworth Garden City outdoor lido, so it's a brilliant chance to swim in a safe environment but still in the great outdoors.

So whether you are coming along to take on your first outdoor swimming event, or you want to take on the fabled marathon swim distance of 10k, this event has something for you.

NEW: 3 Garden House Hospice Care events for the price of 2! Sign up for [Pedal for Pounds](Pedal for Pounds) and the Great Hertfordshire AONB Marathon and you can claim a FREE place in The Big Swim on Saturday 4th September. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Logistics and schedule

This is a fundraising event. All swimmers taking part must raise at least £50 in sponsorship.

07:00 The Make 10k Start Time

08:00 The Dolphin 5k Start Time

09:00 The Sailfish 1 Mile Start Time

10:00 The Pups 400m Start Time

Age Restrictions

  • The Pups 400m & The Sailfish 1 Mile - For swimmers age 8 and over.

  • The Dolphins 5k - For swimmers age 11 and over.

  • The Mako 10k - For swimmers age 18 and over.

Under 18s must be always accompanied by a participating adult during the event.

Race Pack

You will collect your race pack on the day of the event when you register. Your pack will include your swim cap to wear for the event. You will also need to mark your number onto your arm and leg for identification of what swim group you are in.

Fundraising

All swimmers taking part must raise at least £50 in sponsorship.

This event is supporting Garden House Hospice Care which provides personalised and compassionate palliative end of life care for those in need following a diagnosis of a life limiting illness.

Your entry fee only covers the cost of you taking part in the event, and the Hospice must raise almost £5 million a year to keep providing for those in need.

This is why your minimum fundraising amount has been set at £50. You can pay this donation when you are registering, or you can fundraise and go above and beyond the £50 minimum!

How to get there

Letchworth Outdoor Pool, Icknield Way, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4UF, UK

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By Car

Letchworth Garden City outdoor pool is located in the north of the town and can be accessed from Junction 9 or 10 of the A1.

By Train

Letchworth Garden City Train Station is just a short walk from the pool.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What charity is The Big Swim raising money for?
This event is supporting Garden House Hospice Care which provides personalised and compassionate palliative end of life care for those in need following a diagnosis of a life limiting illness.
FAQ
Do I have to fundraise to take part in the Sunset Starlight Walk?
Yes, all walkers must raise a minimum of £50. You can pay this donation when you are registering, or you can fundraise and go above and beyond the £50 minimum!
FAQ
When will I receive my race pack?
Swimmers will receive their race pack on the day of the event when they register. This will include your swim cap for the event.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
The Mako
7:00am Sat 4th Sep 2021
£20.00
The Dolphin
8:00am Sat 4th Sep 2021
£20.00
The Sailfish
9:00am Sat 4th Sep 2021
£10.00
The Pups
10:00am Sat 4th Sep 2021
£5.00

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