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Two-mile swim

A two-mile challenge for experienced swimmers

If you’re a more experienced open water swimmer who is keen to take on a challenge within the beautiful grounds of Hyde Park, the two-mile distance is for you! This event will see you swim two full laps of the Serpentine lake, making it the ideal option if you've already completed a one-mile swim outdoors and are looking to build on your distance.

Entries for the two-mile swim at the 2022 Swim Serpentine on Saturday 17 September are now open, so click below to guarantee your place today!

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.

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 Children With Cancer UK Swim Serpentine, the one-day open water swimming festival

The Festival

Alongside the open water events at Swim Serpentine, the free Festival will feature a range of stands offering essential kit (such as wetsuits and tow floats) to enhance your open water swimming experience, as well as talks from inspiring speakers and an opportunity to interact with wild swimming enthusiasts just like you!