22 miles
12 weeks
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22 February to 22 August
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22 February to 22 August

Swim22: coronavirus update

We know that some of you will be worried about being able to complete your Swim22 challenge, whether due to pool closures, social distancing or self-isolation.

We don’t want to add Swim22 to any worries you might be having, so we've decided to extend the challenge until 22 August. This means you’ll have until 22 August to log your lengths on your fundraising page, and to send your sponsorship in to us. You can of course, if you wish, complete your challenge sooner, but please put your health and well-being first.

We are so grateful to you all for your ongoing support, and we are so proud to have you on the team. We will be with you every length of this Swim22 journey, and we promise to keep you updated. We also have an article on our website which includes advice for people living with diabetes relating to the coronavirus outbreak, which you may find useful. https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus

Best wishes,
Ciara and the Swim22 Team

Discover your inner Channel champion. Are you ready to dive in?

4 easy steps to join the Swim22 club


Register online. If you’re under 18, please ask a parent or guardian to register you on your behalf and create a page for you under their profile.


Set your fundraising target. There's no minimum sponsorship but we suggest a target of £220. The more you raise, the more lives you’ll be changing. Plus, you’ll feature higher on our fundraising leaderboard!


Share your page with all your friends, family and colleagues to show how well you're doing.


From 22 February, start tracking your lengths. Use a fitness app or, if you’re a mental arithmetic whiz, count your lengths yourself and add your swims manually.

The benefits of Swim22

Physical health

As well as reducing the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, regular physical activity keeps your body healthy and strong.

Mental health

Swimming can reduce anxiety, improve self-esteem and build a greater sense of calm. Look after your mind as well as your body.

The cause

Swim towards a healthier you, with your fundraising, and a better future for people affected by diabetes.

The challenge

Whether you swim at your local pool, on in your gym. Feel the rush as you tick off the miles towards completing your challenge.

How we'll support you

To help you get swimming, you’ll receive:

🔸Your own fundraising page, which will have everything you need for your swim challenge. You’ll be able to log your swims, keep track of your fundraising and collect virtual badges. There’s no need to create a JustGiving page. Register now and you can dive straight in!

Got any questions?

If you need help registering or with your profile page, please email help@everydayhero.co.uk. If you have any questions about the challenge itself, please email swim22@diabetes.org.uk. Got questions about diabetes? Please call 0345 123 2399 to speak to one of Diabetes UK’s specially trained advisors.

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Use the hashtag to share your photos on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and enter our swim club hall of fame.

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22 February to 22 August 2020.

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