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Register your place in 2022 Swim Serpentine!

How to enter

How to enter Swim Serpentine 2022

General entries for the one-mile and two-mile events on Saturday 17 September are still available but selling fast, so be sure to enter before it's too late! Please note that entries for the half-mile event and Super Six have already sold out.

Check out the wave timetable for more details – and see you at the Serpentine in September!

Dive into your chosen distance

Our four swim distances enable people of all abilities to get active on the Serpentine Lake this autumn. You can find out more about each distance by clicking on the links below.

Wave timetable

When you sign up for your chosen swim distance, you’ll be able to choose a start wave on a first-come, first-served basis. Swimmers will set off at regular intervals during the day to ensure there’s plenty of space for everyone enjoy the experience.

Look at the table below to see what time each wave will set off on Saturday 17 September 2022. 

Wave number Swim distance Wave start time
1 Half mile (SOLD OUT) 08:15
2
One mile (women only) 08:45

Super Six (SOLD OUT) 09:10
3 Two mile (SOLD OUT) 09:20
4 Two mile (SOLD OUT) 10:20
5 One mile (SOLD OUT) 11:20
6 Two mile (SOLD OUT) 11:50
7 Two mile (SOLD OUT) 12:50
8 One mile 13:50
9 Two mile 14:20
10 Two mile 15:20 
11 Two mile (fast)* 16:25

* This wave is ideal for swimmers who can complete the two-mile distance within 90 minutes. 

Medal and souvenir swim hat for every finisher

All finishers will receive a medal after their swim – no matter what their time and ability – as well as a souvenir swim hat to wear on the day!

Could you take on the London Classics?

The two-mile distance at Swim Serpentine is also one of the three events that make up the London Classics – a trio of prestigious events brought together to create an endurance challenge like no other. The other events that comprise the London Classics are the TCS London Marathon and the RideLondon-Essex 100.

If you’d like to get your hands on the biggest medal in endurance sport, click here to find out more.

A safety kayaker at the Children With Cancer UK Swim Serpentine on Saturday 18th September 2021

Swimmer safety

Your safety is our number-one priority at Swim Serpentine, so our water safety team will be standing by to assist on the day. The Swim Serpentine course will be clearly marked by large buoys, so you’ll find it easy to make your way around your chosen swim distance.