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Suunto Great London Swim

Suunto Great London Swim

The 2017 Suunto Great London Swim on Saturday 1 July is now open!

Whether you’re dipping your toe into open water swimming for the first time, or you’re searching for the ultimate challenge, the Suunto Great London Swim offers you a selection of distances to suit your particular ability.

The event takes place on Saturday 1 July in the Royal Victoria Dock and with swim distances ranging from a half mile right up to the newly added 5k and 10k, there really is something for everyone!

The Suunto Great London Swim course map is shown below

which includes the selection of distances ranging from 1/2 mile right up to the 10k marathon swim challenge. Which one do you fancy?


It’s important to be aware of the Suunto Great London Swim 2017 event timetable prior to the big day. Familiarise yourself with the information below and ensure you leave plenty of time to drop off any baggage, travel to the start line and get warmed up. You must check-in 30 minutes before your start time. If you miss it we may not be able to move you to another wave, so please don’t be late.

Please see below for the 2017 event day timetable:

Time Swim Hat Colour Distance
Saturday 1 July 2017
08:00 TBC 5K swim
08:05 TBC 10K swim
09:00 TBC 2 mile swim
10:00 TBC 2 mile swim
11:00 TBC 1 mile swim
11:30 TBC 1 mile swim
12:00 TBC 1 mile swim
12:30 TBC 1 mile swim
13:30 TBC 1/2 mile swim
14:00 TBC 1 mile swim
14:30 TBC 1 mile swim




The Suunto Great London Swim is located at the Royal Victoria Dock, which is located right next to ExCel London. Make sure you take a look at the ExCel website for fantastic information on travelling to the area. We love this interactive tube map!

Emirates Air Line:
The Suunto Great London Swim start area is next to the Emirates Air Line Cable Car. Why not ‘fly’ into your swim from North Greenwich Tube?

On foot:
From Canning Town, the Swim Village is only a 15 minute walk, just follow the signs for ExCel.

By car:
From the West (City Centre): Head along the A13 (East bound) and then follow the signs to the ExCel. From the East head along the A13 (West bound) and then follow the signs for the ExCel. From the South (M25, jct 2) follow the A1012 until signs for the Royal Victoria Dock/Docklands to lead onto the A1261. Then follow signs to the ExCel.

Parking is available at ExCel and is priced at £5.00 for up to 2 hours and £10.00 for up to 6 hours.

By air:
If you are coming from further afield, the London City Airport is only a 5 minute taxi journey from the Royal Victoria Dock.

Island Charity Swim

Island Charity Swim

Welcome to the annual Island Charity Swim, held on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

Event briefing will be held on Tuesday, 2nd of May at Alexandra Headland Surf Lifesaving Club at 6pm.

The Island Charity Swim is a test of endurance for the participants and a major fundraiser for the amazing and inspirational children at the Nambour and Currimundi Special schools.

It is a unique challenge, not only for a very worthy cause but its completion guarantees your inclusion in swimming folklore, an exclusive club reserved for those who meet the sponsorship requirements and complete the course.

The swim is 11km from Mudjimba Beach around Mudjimba Island (Old Woman Island) to Mooloolaba Beach.

Please note this is an open ocean event with a course that that takes swimmers approximately two kilometres off shore.

Elite swimmers in flat favourable conditions have finished the course in two hours, however it can take up to four hours to complete. You can find more answers to your frequently asked questions by clicking here.

It is essential that all swimmers have properly prepared themselves for the event with the appropriate training.

The Island Charity Swim is a proud not-for-profit event and a major annual fundraiser for the Currimundi and Nambour Special Schools.