Swim the Distance | Virtual Swimming Challenges


Motivation and Medals

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Our mission

We help people set goals and achieve them.

Join a challenge

How to take part?


Enter a challenge

Fill out a short form, selecting the desired difficulty level. Select a distance to swim in a month that you feel will be a challenge.


Time to hit the pool! Swim the distance you selected at your own pace, over the course of the month. Don't forget to record your evidence.

Get Rewarded

When you complete the challenge, submit your evidence and you will receive a unique medal that will remind you of your achievement.

How It Works?

Swim where you want

There's no need to travel - you can Swim The Distance wherever you are. Your local pool, out in the open water, in a lake, your favourite lido... it's up to you!

You choose the challenge

Whether you've just learned to swim or are a competitive swimmer pushing to beat your PB, we've got a challenge that will suit your needs!

Complete in your own time

You are in control - Complete your challenge as fast or slow as you wish, be that in one session or many - it's totally up to you. You have the whole month to swim your distance.

Get Motivated

If you're training for that next event or just wanting to get back to swimming - everyone needs extra motivation from time to time, and Swim The Distance is there to provide it.

Get Rewarded

Receive a high-quality, totally bespoke medal that will remind you of your achievement - and allow you to show off to your friends! There is a new design each month, so you can build up a collection.

Swimming Community

Feel part of a strong swimming community, all striving to motivate themselves and spur each other on. Knowing that you're not the only one pushing for that medal is a huge boost when motivation starts to flag.

Customer testimonials

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Elspeth Alexandra


I like having a goal to keep me motivated and consistent in the pool especially as the mornings get darker! I also like the flexibility, so I can sign the kids up when they have rare moments of enthusiasm.

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Mia Verrecchia


This App offers the flexibility needed to hit realistic targets with an option to modify half way if needed. Already entered the next Challenge, and it can be whatever I want to try, like an Open Water Challenge in Loch Ness!

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