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Ready to make waves in Hyde Park's famous Serpentine Lake?

Entries are on sale now!

The Super Six and Two Mile waves have sold out for 2024, but you can still enter the Half Mile and One Mile via Let's Do This below.

Charity entries will open in mid-June so please check back to find out more.

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Take on one of four distances at the 2024 Swim Serpentine on Saturday 14 September. 

Half Mile is a more relaxed experience for anyone aged 10 or over. General Entry is £30.

One Mile is a full loop and open to those aged over 14. General Entry is £45.

Two Miles is two laps and open to anyone over 16 to tick off the swim element of the London Classics challenge! General Entry is £60.

Super Six gives challenge-seekers aged over 18 the chance to complete six miles. General Entry is £180.

Deferred Entry

If you deferred last year, you will receive an email outlining your entry process soon. 

Wave timetable

When you sign up you’ll be able to choose a start wave on a first-come, first-served basis.

Swimmers will set off at regular intervals during the day to ensure there’s plenty of space for everyone enjoy the experience.

Wave colour Distance Start time
Green Half Mile 08:15
One Mile 08:45
Pink Super Six 09:00
Red Two Mile 09:20
Light Blue Two Mile 10:20
Purple One Mile 11:20
Orange Two Mile 11:50
Royal Blue Two Mile 12:50
Red One Mile 13:50
Green Two Mile 14:20
Yellow  Two Mile 15:20
Purple Two Mile FAST*  16:25 

*This wave is for swimmers who can complete the two-mile distance in sub 90 minutes.

Please note, swimmer start times will be confirmed by email ahead of the event

Dive into your chosen distance

Our four swim distances enable people of all abilities can swim the Serpentine. You can find out more about each distance below.

A safety kayaker at the Children With Cancer UK Swim Serpentine on Saturday 18th September 2021

Swimmer safety

Your safety is our number-one priority at Swim Serpentine, so our water safety team will be standing by to assist on the day. The Swim Serpentine course will be clearly marked by large buoys, so you’ll find it easy to make your way around your chosen swim distance.