About the GREAT SWIM

Whether you're looking to try an open water swim for the first time, or you're searching for the ultimate challenge, there is a Great Swim to suit your ability with a selection of distances.

Manta rays are majestic oceanic swimmers, but this iconic species is decline around the globe, as they are targeted for their gill plates, caught in fishing nets and affected by plastic pollution and habitat loss.   Our team are doing everything we can to help turn the tide for these incredible creatures, but we need you to join Team Manta, dive in and raise money for us.

The Great Swim takes place is three breathtaking locations in summer 2019 - Lake Windermere, Alton Water and Loch Lomond.  The events are a great day out for swimmers, families and spectators. With farmers' markets, plenty of musical entertainment and swim distances ranging from 250 metres right up to a 10k, there really is something for everyone!

To take part is simple:

  • Sign up for the Great Swim of your choice here.

  • Set up your Virgin Money Giving page here and select the Manta Trust as your charity.

  • Email us and let us know you are swimming for Team Manta.

  • We'll be in touch about supporting you and with swimming and fundraising tips to help you make the most of your Great Swim!

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