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Get fit doing something you love with our channel crossing challenge

22 July to 22 October 2021

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Resources

We’re here to support you every stroke, length and mile of the way. And to help you dive into the challenge, we have put together the following toolkit.

On-land exercises

On-land exercises

We’ve created some pdfs that include exercises that will help with your mobility, stamina and strength to get you swim ready!

Your guide to moving more

Your guide to moving more

If you’re looking for a way to start exercising, our free guide to moving more can help you get started. As well as being packed full of information and advice about getting active when you have diabetes, it contains space for you to plan your exercise over 10 weeks.

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Swim22 pool guide

Swim22 pool guide

To save you reaching for the calculator, here’s a handy guide to how many lengths you need to swim depending on the size of your local pool.

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I'm taking on banner

I'm taking on banner

Your taking on an epic channel crossing swim. You don’t want to be keeping that to yourself. Download our social asset and share them to let people know you’re taking on Swim22 and invite them to sponsor you.

Yoga exercises with Ruth

Yoga exercises with Ruth

Our lovely colleague Ruth, who is also a Yoga instructor has created three yoga videos. One focuses on strength and the other two focus on mobility and flexibility.

Join our Facebook Group

Join our Facebook Group

To get the most out of the Swim22 community head over to join our Facebook group and hear stories, share tips and get encouragement as you progress through your challenge.
Join our Facebook community here

I'm taking on banner

I'm taking on banner

Download our social asset and share them to let people know you’re taking on Swim22 and invite them to sponsor you.

Swimming recipes

Swimming recipes

Fuel your swimming with these tasty, healthy recipes.

Swimming with diabetes

Swimming with diabetes

Swimming is a great form of exercise for everyone, especially if you are living with any type of diabetes or at risk of developing type 2 or gestational diabetes.

Swim22 Tracker Poster

Swim22 Tracker Poster

Track your lengths and fundraising on our Swim22 tracker poster.

Your Swim22 Guide

Your Swim22 Guide

Download your Swim22 Guide containing useful hints and tips for conquering your challenge.

Sponsor Form

Sponsor Form

For collecting money offline download our handy sponsorship form to keep track of those who are supporting your challenge.

Poster 1

Poster 1

You can help inspire others to take on Swim22 by printing out our poster and sticking it up at work or asking your local pool, shop or school to display it.

Poster 2

Poster 2

You can help inspire others to take on Swim22 by printing out our poster and sticking it up at work or asking your local pool, shop or school to display it.

If you need any further support then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team by emailing swim22@diabetes.org.uk or by calling 0345 123 2399.

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Swim the distance of the English Channel towards a healthier you and transform the lives of those living with diabetes.

22 July to 22 October 2021

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