London
City Swim

LONDON CITY SWIM  •  LONDON’S FAMOUS DOCKLANDS

London City Swim is a charity swim in London’s famous Docklands on 20th of September 2019.

Now in our third year we are fitter, stronger, faster! The swim brings together hundreds of City swimmers who want to make a difference by raising funds to smash motor neurone disease (MND). This is City people getting together to have fun, do good, network and party. All of us know someone who has been affected – get swimming to help them.

Get a corporate team signed up now or join as an individual. EVERY SWIMMER MATTERS!

Our 2019 swim promises a challenge for all – within your reach, but enough to make you feel like you really achieved something. 500m, 1000m and 2000m swims, timed entries, team against team or individual times, you choose your level of challenge.

Our 2018 was a fantastic event that started with each of the swimmers taking on a 200m lap in a series of waves, with the fastest four men and four women from each wave being invited to progress to the 200m Super-Sprint Final. Many swimmers swam two, three or four laps, making a personal commitment. 

After all of the waves were completed, the all-inclusive after-party started – drinks from Heineken, Coca-Cola, Schweppes and others got the party going while endless freshly made pizzas and wraps fed hungry achievers. Did we say there was cake? Of course there was, lots of it and very welcome it was too! Our celeb guests and sponsors then presented the winners from the competitive races with their awards, to deafening cheers.

And with all event costs covered by our sponsors Intertrust and Barrows, EVERY SINGLE PENNY of sponsorship money raised went to Project AMBRoSIA.

Come and join us this year and help smash MND!

#SwimforMND

#SwimforMND
#LondonCitySwim

London
City Swim

LONDON CITY SWIM  •  LONDON ROYAL VICTORIA DOCK

London City Swim is a charity swim in London’s famous Docklands on 20th of September 2019.

Now in our third year we are fitter, stronger, faster! The swim brings together hundreds of City swimmers who want to make a difference by raising funds to smash motor neurone disease (MND). This is City people getting together to have fun, do good, network and party. All of us know someone who has been affected – get swimming to help them. .

Get a corporate team signed up now or join as an individual. EVERY SWIMMER MATTERS!

Our 2019 swim promises a challenge for all – within your reach, but enough to make you feel like you really achieved something. 500m, 1000m and 2000m swims, timed entries, team against team or individual times, you choose your level of challenge.

Our 2018 was a fantastic event that started with each of the swimmers taking on a 200m lap in a series of waves, with the fastest 4  men and 4 women from each wave being invited to progress to the 200m Super-Sprint Final. Many swimmers swam two, three or four laps, making a personal commitment. 

After all of the waves were completed, the all-inclusive after-party started – drinks from Heineken, Coca-Cola, Schweppes and others got the party going while endless freshly made pizzas and wraps fed hungry achievers. Did we say there was cake? Of course there was, lots of it and very welcome it was too! Our celeb guests and sponsors then presented the winners from the competitive races with their awards, to deafening cheers.

And with all event costs covered by our sponsors Intertrust and Barrows, EVERY SINGLE PENNY of sponsorship money raised went to Project AMBRoSIA.

Come and join us this year and help smash MND!

#SwimforMND

#SwimforMND
#LondonCitySwim

“We are delighted to once again be involved in the London City Swim 2018.  Last year’s event was truly special, and saw people of all ages and abilities come together to swim for MND.  We feel privileged to be a part of this event and look forward to building on the success of last year so that we can continue to fund even more vital research into motor neurone disease. Together, we can achieve a world free from MND.”

Denise Davies, Head of Community Fundraising, The MND Association.

The MND Association was founded in 1979 by a group of volunteers with experience of living with or caring for someone with MND. Since then, we have grown significantly, with an ever-increasing community of volunteers, supporters and staff, all sharing the same goal – to support people with MND and everyone who cares for them. We are the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.

Our vision is ‘A world free from MND’ and our mission is threefold:

  • We improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers.
  • We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure for MND.
  • We campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society.

“City Swim is an inspiration! It has been fantastic to see so many support the cause to finding a cure for MND. It was both an honour and a joy to be a part of the first London City Swim and we look forward to our continued involvement this year and building on the success of the global initiative to end MND.”

Elizabeth Forrester, Executive Director of The Stephen Hawking Direction

The Stephen Hawking Foundation was established on the initiative of Professor Stephen Hawking to facilitate research into Cosmology, Astrophysics and Fundamental Particle Physics both at school and university level. It will also facilitate and support work relating to Motor Neurone Disease and those living with the disease.

The Stephen Hawking Foundation was launched on 29th October 2015 at The Royal Institution of Great Britain.

“We are delighted to once again be involved in the London City Swim 2018.  Last year’s event was truly special, and saw people of all ages and abilities come together to swim for MND.  We feel privileged to be a part of this event and look forward to building on the success of last year so that we can continue to fund even more vital research into motor neurone disease. Together, we can achieve a world free from MND.”

Denise Davies, Head of Community Fundraising, The MND Association.

The MND Association was founded in 1979 by a group of volunteers with experience of living with or caring for someone with MND. Since then, we have grown significantly, with an ever-increasing community of volunteers, supporters and staff, all sharing the same goal – to support people with MND and everyone who cares for them. We are the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.

Our vision is ‘A world free from MND’ and our mission is threefold:

  • We improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers.
  • We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure for MND.
  • We campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society.

“City Swim is an inspiration! It has been fantastic to see so many support the cause to finding a cure for MND. It was both an honour and a joy to be a part of the first London City Swim and we look forward to our continued involvement this year and building on the success of the global initiative to end MND.”

Elizabeth Forrester, Executive Director of The Stephen Hawking Direction

 

The Stephen Hawking Foundation was established on the initiative of Professor Stephen Hawking to facilitate research into Cosmology, Astrophysics and Fundamental Particle Physics both at school and university level. It will also facilitate and support work relating to Motor Neurone Disease and those living with the disease.

The Stephen Hawking Foundation was launched on 29th October 2015 at The Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Sponsors 2019

A LOOK BACK ON LCS 17 & 18

WHERE IT ALL STARTED 

The London City Swim has its roots in Amsterdam. In 2011, a group of friends swam the Hellespont in Turkey to support their friend Weert Jan Weerts who was living with Motor Neuron Disease.

Following the positive reaction to the swim, both in awareness raising and donations, in 2012 some of these swimmers organised the first Amsterdam City Swim, where 1,100 swimmers swam through the Amsterdam canals raising money for the ALS Foundation. By 2016 that number had increased to 2000 swimmers who raised over 2 million Euro in donations.

2015 saw the first New Amsterdam City Swim in the Hudson River, New York, and 2017 and 2018 saw the inaugural London City Swim at the Royal Victoria Dock. This year will be your chance to be a part of this exciting initiative – 100% of your donation will help to fund research into motor neurone disease.