Who can swim?

The London City Swim is organised for everyone who loves swimming and wants to be a part of MND Research.

You must be in good health and 18 years of age or older. You must be capable of swimming at least 700m in a pool, without needing to rely on resting in between lengths.

You will be issued with a hat that is compulsory to wear for the entire swim.

All swimmers must either wear a wetsuit, or use a tow float. Tow floats will be available to borrow on the day.

The main objective is to have fun swimming safely, while raising awareness and funds for MND.

What’s included?

With help from Intertrust and the rest of our sponsors, we are delighted to include the following items in your entry:

• Your swim number for the London City Swim
• Warm bathrobe
• Swim cap
• Participants medal
• Tow float hire
• All food on the day
• Complimentary drinks from our sponsor bars
• An evening of race entertainment

All of your fundraising goes to our charities as the cost of the event is covered by the generosity of our sponsors.

Need to sign up your team?

If you’re part of a team, once you’ve signed up via Race Nation, you’ll need to email a team invite to the people you’re swimming and fundraising with.

• Add “team” to your basket on the Race Nation site and check out
• Once you’ve checked out, you will receive an email detailing how to invite the rest of your team to register
• If you have any questions or queries, contact enquiries@londoncityswim.com




Business Teams

Our business teams are back for this year’s City Swim, with many businesses putting multiple teams forward for competition and getting together to raise money for a great cause.

Business teams consist of four swimmers fundraising together. The cost of entry for business teams includes the target sponsorship & fundraising money to help end MND. It can be invoiced directly to your business, to find out more get in touch with us.

Cost of entry for four people in a business team: £2000


Teams consist of four swimmers fundraising together. The entry fee covers registration for the four team members, the team will then have a joint fund-raising target of £1700.

The team captain registers the team on Race Nation, our online entry system. Once the team has been signed up, and payment has been made, the captain can personalise the team fundraising page and invite the other 3 team members to add their details.

Cost of entry for four people in a team: £300


Individuals are more than welcome to join us at London City Swim, if you meet the requirements above then you can register today and start your fundraising. Suggested fundraising target is £425.

You are welcome to invite your friends and family to the event to see you cross the finish line with hundreds of others.

As a participant, you’ll receive your fuzzy, warm bathrobe, swim cap, wristband and access to complimentary food and drink throughout the evening from our sponsors.

Every penny you raise goes to our charities and towards ending MND.

Sign up today.

Cost of Entry: £75

People living with MND

If you or someone you know is living with motor neurone disease and wants to participate in this year’s City Swim, we would love to hear from you.

This exciting event is open to everyone and we can tailor the swim to enable wheelchair users to take part.  You will be supported according to your needs to make sure London City Swim is a safe and memorable experience.

The London City Swim is free to people living with MND. Each swimmer can be accompanied by carers/family for £25 per person

Simply send us your contact details and we will be in touch to discuss how we can help you as soon as possible.

Living with MND Cost of Entry: Free

Carer/Family for someone living with MND: £25.


For the first time and in partnership with the Stephen Hawking Foundation, we are welcoming 100 students to take part in London City Swim.

If you’re a student and want to take part, tell us about your university and if you want to be represented as a team, or as an individual. Suggested fundraising target is £425.

Student Cost of Entry: £25


 Without volunteers, there will be no London City Swim!

On Friday 21st September 2018, the second London City Swim will take place to raise awareness for MND and to raise as much money as possible for the MND Association and the Stephen Hawking Foundation.

To make this a great success, we need help from volunteers throughout the day;

  • Are you available on Friday 21st September at any time between 12pm and 10pm?
  • Do you want to contribute to an event that raises funds and awareness for MND Association and Stephen Hawking Foundation?
  • Are you a hard worker and determined?
  • Are you flexible and can we count on you?
  • Are you sociable and motivated?

We are looking for people to cover a variety of roles, if you want to find out more, or to put yourself forward as a volunteer, please email enquiries@londoncityswim.com 


what we’re doing it for

The 2017 and 2018 London City Swims combined raised over £250,000 for Project MinE and Project Ambrosia – In 2019, we are continuing to support Project Ambrosia.


what we’re doing it for

The 2017 and 2018 London City Swims combined raised over £250,000 for Project MinE and Project Ambrosia – In 2019, we are continuing to support Project Ambrosia.