22 miles
12 weeks
Your pool
22 February to 31 October

22 February to 31 October

Swim22: Extension update

It feels like a lifetime ago that we all dived into Swim22, doesn’t it? Back then – and I’m sure the same goes for you – we could never have imagined the impact that covid-19 is having on all of our lives.

As you know, we've extended the challenge until 22 August in the hope that pools will re-open. Since the Government have yet to confirm when pools will open again, we have decided to extend the challenge – and your access to your fundraising page – further, until 31st October. We do understand how important the Swim22 challenge is to many of you – as it is to us – so we really hope the extra time gives you the chance to complete your lengths.

We have sent you an email which includes more information so please have a read and if you have any questions please check our FAQs or email us at swim22@diabete.org.uk

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


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.


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

Ready to dive into the challenge?

22 February to 31 October 2020.

Get Sponsored for every length.

Ready to dive in?

22 February to 31 October 2020.

Get sponsored for every length.