Join Europe's greatest swimming challenge

Voted the world’s fifth best open water swim, the Great North Swim is Independent Age's first swimming event. We have limited free guaranteed places so apply now and don’t miss out.

Surrounded by some of the nation’s most spectacular scenery – the Lake District National Park – you can join thousands of others for what is the UK’s biggest outdoor swimming event. Choose from the ½ mile, 1 mile, 2 mile, 5k or 10k distances or the team relay event.

Once registered we will send you a token for our free place and you can select your distance. 

Join team Independent Age today