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Register your place in 2022 Swim Serpentine!

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Register your place in Swim Serpentine

We’d love to see you at the next edition of Swim Serpentine in stunning Hyde Park on Saturday 17 September 2022!

While the Super Six has already sold out, general entries for the half-mile, one-mile and two-mile events are still open, but be sure to secure your spot soon as general entries in the two-mile waves at 09:20, 10:20, 11:50, 12:50 and 14:20 have also sold out. This means the only two-mile waves with general entry places are in the afternoon at 15:20 and 16:25 – but charity places are still available in all two-mile waves.

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.

Take a 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 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 (SOLD OUT) 14:20
10 Two mile (SOLD OUT) 15:20
11 Two mile (fast) 16:25

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.