Swim Serpentine 2017

Half Mile Open Water swim

Date: Saturday 16 September 2017
Age: 12+ years
Registration Fee: £25

One Mile Open Water swim

Date: Saturday 16 September 2017
Age: 16+ years
Registration Fee: £39

Team VICTA Swim Serpentine Swimmers CelebratingSwim for VICTA in the unique open-water mass participation swimming event, Swim Serpentine 2017!

There is no minimum sponsorship if you join #TeamVICTA for this event, just an initial registration fee to cover the entry cost. You will gain access to our fundraising area and of course, our support on the day.

VICTA have places in both the 1/2 mile and the 1 mile events. This one-day swimming festival takes part in the heart of London in the Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park and is organised by the London Marathon. Last year’s event was a lot of fun with a great atmosphere and buzz from the swimmers and we expect it to only get bigger and better!

If you have already brought your place through the London Marathon, you can still join our team as a ballot swimmer.

If you would like to know more about the event you can watch the highlight video from last year below:


To apply for your place and make a splash for VICTA, please complete the following form:

Apply to swim for VICTA in Swim Serpentine 2017

Fields marked with a * are mandatory.

Please note, once you have successfully submitted the form it will clear and be replaced with a success message. You should also receive a confirmation email. If you do not you may not have completed all the required fields. Please check back through the form and make sure you have completed each question marked with a *.

Section One - Applicant Details

Section Two - Swimming History

Section Three - Team VICTA Details

Terms and Conditions

1. I confirm that the information on this form is complete and correct at time of submission.

2. I declare that I am in good health and capable of safely completing a one mile open swim.

3. I declare that I will abide by London Marathon Events Rules for Swim Serpentine and that I will be 16 years or over on 16 September 2017 for the one mile race or 12 years or over on 16 September 2017 for the half mile race. I understand that I must wear either a wetsuit or a tow float whilst taking part.

4. Should you be accepted, you agree to pay a registration fee of £39 (for the 1 mile swim) or £25 (for the half mile swim). This fee falls due upon your acceptance of our charity place and must be received by the VICTA office within one calendar month of that date unless otherwise stated.

5. If allocated a Charity Bond place, there is no minimum sponsorship but you are pledging to raise funds to the best of your efforts. Any sponsorship raised must be submitted to VICTA (excluding Gift Aid) by the 31st of October 2017.

6. All applications are subject to a selection process to ensure that charity places are used to best possible effect (at the discretion of VICTA).

7. If allocated a VICTA Charity Bond place you agree to inform VICTA as soon as possible in writing should you become unable to take part in the Swim Serpentine 2017 event, at which point your minimum sponsorship obligation will cease.

8. You understand that should you withdraw from your VICTA charity place the registration fee is non-refundable and will be retained to cover expenses.

9. If allocated a place, you agree that images taken on the day may be used by VICTA to help promote our fundraising efforts.

10. If you are unable to participate in the Swim Serpentine 2017 event for any reason all donated monies collected in support of VICTA must be forwarded to VICTA or returned to the individual sponsors. Monies already received by VICTA will not be refunded.

11. All participants enter at their own risk in accordance with the Swim Serpentine regulations.

12. You understand that, should you be accepted to swim for VICTA, you will be required to also fill in the Swim Serpentine online entry system when notified. Failure to do so will result in you not being allowed to take part.

Please make sure the form clears and is replaced by a success message. You should also receive an automatic confirmation email. If you do not receive this your form will not have gone through correctly and you will need to check you have completed all of the required fields.