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Half-mile swim

Take on the half-mile distance at Swim Serpentine

This popular Swim Serpentine event takes in half a lap of the world-famous lake in London’s Hyde Park. It's the perfect option if you’re looking to complete an achievable but memorable swim at your own pace, or making the transition from the pool to open water.

Places in the half-mile swim have now sold out. However, we do still have places available for the one-mile and two-mile events! 

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!

A swimmer in the open-water

Swimmer information

Find all the important information you need to get ready for this year's Swim Serpentine, including details on disability support, swimmer safety, water temperature and age group prizes.

Swimmer safety at Swim Serpentine

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.

It’s a good idea to complete your chosen distance in full in a pool before the event, and also to practise swimming in open water beforehand, so you have the best possible experience at Swim Serpentine.

The Swim Dem Crew in the Festival tent at UK Swim Serpentine, the one-day open water swimming festival

The Festival

The free Festival at Swim Serpentine is the ideal place to interact with fellow open water swimming enthusiasts before or after your swim! You can also visit one of our many stands to pick up some essential swimming kit, from goggles to tow-floats.