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Swim for Life - The Bristol Channel Challenge

Saturday, 29th September 2018, National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, Pontypridd


Can you take on the Bristol Channel Challenge?

Help us make a splash by swimming across the Bristol Channel. Don’t worry - you won’t actually have to swim shore to shore in open water! The challenge is taking place in the less cold, less salty environment of National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty on the 29th September.

The challenge gives you the chance to take on distances of 1K (Barry Dock Light House to Ship Propeller on the Beach), 5K (Lavernock Point to Flat Holm Island) or the full 10k which is the equivalent distance from Goldcliff to Portishead.

You can set a personal target and take on the challenge alone or you can amass a team of family and friends and take on the challenge relay style!

Teams must be made up of 2 - 5 people and registration is only £12 (each person must be registered) but for teams of four swimmers or more, registration is only £10 per person. Under 16’s swim for free!

You won’t have to miss out on the famous landmarks either! Our immersive event allows you to pass the Norwegian Church, Flat Holm Island, Barry Dock Light House, Clifton Suspension bridge and many more.

This is a great opportunity to challenge yourself while supporting people with cancer, and their loved ones. Signing up couldn’t be easier!

Sign Up

Next all you have to do is set up an online fundraising page. We ask you set an individual target of £115 which pays for one day of vital research by a PhD student, helping them to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer (but anything extra you are able to raise will be hugely appreciated!)

And finally - begin training for your challenge!

When you sign up to Swim for Life - The Bristol Channel Challenge, you will be able to enjoy the camaraderie of being part of something amazing for Team Tenovus Cancer Care, plus you will receive:

  • A fundraising pack full of advice and tools to help reach your fundraising target
  • A swimming cap
  • A Tenovus Cancer Care t-shirt and water bottle
  • Snacks and refreshments on the day

In the interest of health and safety, your swim will be timed by Tenovus Cancer Care staff and volunteers and fully supported by lifeguards at National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty.

Swim for Life - The Bristol Channel Challenge is suitable for most abilities however a good level of fitness is recommended. Participants must be 14 years or older. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

See Swim for Life rules here.

Need more information?

If you've got questions or would like to know more, drop our Events Manager a line at or call us on 029 2076 8865.

We’re looking for volunteers to help support the event on the day. Whether you love swimming or are just keen to lend a hand we'd love your support. For more information and to apply, click here.

Thank you!Greenaway _Autos Web


We want to say a huge thank you to GreenawayAutos for supporting our campaign and helping us fund more vital cancer research. 

This event is fundraising for Tenovus Cancer Care, helping us to support cancer patients and their loved ones in the community.