Linford Christie and Minnie Driver make a splash at Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine
Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine returned to Hyde Park’s famous Serpentine Lake today as thousands of swimmers took part in the UK’s biggest open water swimming event.
Leading the way at the first swim of the day were athletics legend Linford Christie and Hollywood star Minnie Driver, both taking on the half-mile event for the first time after discovering the joys of open water swimming.
“I loved it!” Christie said after finishing his swim. “It was my first open water event, and it definitely won’t be my last. I really enjoyed it; the water was refreshing so it was nice to be out there.
“It’s so different to swimming in a pool as the Serpentine is so tranquil. You can just flow along, keep going at your own pace, and enjoy being out in the open – every time you turn to breathe you can see the sky.”