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Register your interest in the 2024 Swim Serpentine

How to enter

Register your interest in Swim Serpentine 2024

If you missed out on a place in Swim Serpentine previously or are looking forward to doing it all over again, you can now register your interest in the 2024 event.

Whether want to dip your toes into the half-mile distance or splash out with the Super Six, simply fill out the form below and we'll let you know when entries open.

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.

Age group medals

Swim Serpentine is not a competitive event – the focus is on taking part and having fun! However, we will be awarding age group medals to the top three male and female finishers in the final two-mile wave of the day (classed as the ‘fast wave’, which swimmers must be able to complete in under 90 minutes, which is equivalent to a swimming pace of 45 minutes per mile) and the half-mile event for youths. The age group categories for prizes are as follows:

  • Two-mile swim (final ‘fast wave’): 18-24, then all five-year age bands up to 75+
  • Half-mile swim: 12-14 and 15-17 age bands
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.