Great East Swim 2018

Great East Swim 2018


Alton Water

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 on Saturday 23 June in 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 250 metres right up to a 10k, there really is something for everyone!

The hospice is one of the charity partners for the 2018 event and has ten places on offer!

½ mile  -  £150  fundraising target
Equivalent to 32 lengths of a 25m pool. Average completion time 20 min.
Suitable for under 16s
Entrants must be 12 years old and above

1 mile - £250 Fundraising
Equivalent to 64 lengths of a 25m pool
Average completion time 40 min
Entrants must be 16 years or over

10k - £550 Fundraising

This swim will be 6 laps of the standard 1 mile course
The entry age is 18+ and anyone that enters must be able to swim 10k unaided within 4 hours 

If you would like to apply for a place please return the application form by email to or post to the Events and Challenges Team, St Elizabeth Hospice, 565 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP3 8LX.

Alternatively you can sign up and pay for the place via the Great East Swim website:

If you would prefer to participate this way and raise funds for the hospice, please get in touch with our events and challenges team who can help you with your fundraising. Please email or call 01473 723600.

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