Thank you to our 2019 Serpentine Swimmers!


“My school is 600 years old in 2023, to celebrate that, they are building a new sports centre. I love sports so it would be great to be one of the people who experience this.” – Lucia, Year 8

Amazing news! We had a team of student and alumni swimmers, donning their wetsuits and braving the choppy waters of the Serpentine this month, to raise money for the 600 Campaign. Our youngest swimmer was 12 and our eldest is 67. They swam a fantastic half-mile or one-mile around the famous Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, London. They’ve been training all summer and we are incredibly proud of them all.

Thank you so much for supporting them, they all smashed their fundraising targets!

Aadi, Year 9: Aadi’s Fundraising Page

Lucia, Year 8: Lucia’s Fundraising Page

Jenny, Year 9:  Jenny’s Fundraising Page

Jack, Year 10: Jack’s Fundraising Page

Sally, Class of 1970: Sally’s Fundraising Page

If you would like to find out how YOU might be able to take on a sponsored challenge to raise money for the 600 Campaign please contact 

We are currently collating entries for several of our 2020 swim, run, and cycling challenges!

Our Sports Campus is going to start being built in Autumn 2019 but we are still £700,000 away from being able to pay the final bill. We are SO PROUD that the funds we have raised so far, we have raised independently. This is a whole-school effort, and we hope you can be part of it.

Route around the Serpentine

The routes:

  • Half-Mile Swim: Taking in half a lap of the Serpentine, there is plenty of time to swim this distance at your leisure with a friend, race your mum or dad or just to try out an open water swimming event with an achievable but for some still challenging swim.
  • One-Mile Swim: A classic distance in the world of open water swimming events. This swim takes place on the same course as the London 2012 Marathon Swimming Olympic event, with one full lap around the Serpentine making up the one-mile swim. This is the most popular of all the swim distances at Swim Serpentine with swimmers taking anything from 20 minutes through to one hour to complete the swim.

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