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Media resources

Welcome to the Swim Serpentine media resources page

This is where you’ll find the latest information for media wishing to cover Swim Serpentine. The event is organised by London Marathon Events, and held in the beautiful setting of the famous Serpentine in Hyde Park, the venue for the open water swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Photos from the 2023 Swim Serpentine event will be available on request. Please contact the Press Office to request images.

About Swim Serpentine

Swim Serpentine is a one-day open water swimming event held in and around the beautiful Serpentine in Hyde Park. It provides the rare opportunity to swim in the Serpentine lake, the same venue as the London 2012 Marathon Swimming Olympic event.

First held in 2016, Swim Serpentine returns in 2023 after having been postponed in 2022 for the late Queen's funeral.

Brought to you by the team behind the TCS London Marathon and Ford RideLondon-Essex, the event has become a staple of London’s late summer calendar offering half-mile, one-mile and two-mile distances to cater for a range of ages and abilities.

This year will also see the return of the women’s-only one-mile wave and the Super Six, an impressive six-mile swim which must be done as one continuous swim, although participants will be able to rest at a pontoon should they need to.

The two-mile swim also forms part of the London Classics – a fabled sporting challenge comprising the three toughest London endurance events including the London Marathon, RideLondon 100 and Swim Serpentine. More than 1,000 swimmers are expected to complete the London Classics at this year’s Swim Serpentine.

Key information for 2023 Swim Serpentine

Top stories from Swim Serpentine 2023

Read about some of the inspiring participants taking part in Swim Serpentine 2023 and some of the top stories from the event.