Swim for Newlife

Join the Swim Your Way Challenge 2024!


Do you love swimming?

We have a great challenge for you and your friends!

Join #TeamNewlife this summer and swim to support disabled children. When you raise just £30 we will send you a swimming badge as a Thank You gift!

Ideas For Your Challenge

Come up with your own idea on how to raise funds – as long as it’s swimming related of course! You could…

Choose Your Distance

Swim 5k, 10k or 25k in a month

Swim The Channel

Swim the distance of the channel

Set a Time Challenge

Swim 200 lengths in a week

Have Fun With Friends

Complete an aqua-aerobics marathon

Use Your Local Pool

Swim 50 lengths of your local swimming pool

Do Something Different

Commit to a cold water dip every day for a month

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By signing up you’ll help raise vital funds for disabled and terminally ill children across the UK.

Make the most of our Swim Pack throughout your Challenge, for swim badges, social frames and more!

Swim For Newlife

Who doesn’t love a swimming badge?

Sign up today and as a thank you for supporting disabled children we will send you a swimming badge to sew on to your swimming costume, dry-robe, towel, or kit bag when you raise just £30 for Newlife.

Swim For Newlife
Swim For Newlife

Mia’s Swim Challenge

A massive shout out to Mia who is the first person to complete our #SwimYourWay 2023 challenge. Mia pledged to swim 100 lengths in May with her disability swimming group. Not only did Mia complete the challenge, she smashed the £30 target to receive her swimming badge and so far has raised more than £450 for Newlife!

Small Gifts, Big Impact

Every penny you raise really will make a difference and help increase awareness of Newlife, the children that we support and the everyday difficulties they can face without access to essential specialist equipment such as beds, buggies, wheelchairs, and car seats. We really do appreciate every penny that is raised and donated.

Helping disabled children

Safety First!

Please do take a moment to read our safety tips:

We advise that you always swim with others, especially if swimming outdoors – and its always more fun with a like-minded friend or team!

Aiming to swim outdoors or every day? Please don’t swim in adverse conditions, check the weather, the swell of the water, the temperature, and your own health. #SwimYourWay is a celebration of swimming whenever possible as long as it Is safe. If you really want to reach the goal, you can always tag any missed days on to the end if necessary. There are no hard and fast rules!

If swimming outdoors we advise you use a brightly coloured tow-float and swim cap so you can be easily spotted.
Always let somebody know where you will be swimming.
Reach out and listen to experienced swimmers – there are some great websites, organisations and facebook groups jam-packed full of advice.

A selection of our favourite health and safety resources:


RNLI Open Water Swimming advice Outdoor Swimming Society Bluetit Safety Series Swim Secure NOWCA

Swimming Groups If you would like to hold a group in aid of event such as a moonlight dip or swimathon, or choose Newlife as your nominated charity for the year please get in touch with fundraise@newlifecharity.co.uk to discuss ways we can support you with this