Great North Swim

The Great North Swim will return for 2021!

We’re sorry that the 2020 John West Great Swim Series has been cancelled. We know our swimmers will be disappointed because we are too, but the John West Great North Swim and John West Great East Swim will be back in 2021.

For over ten years Great Swim has provided thousands of swimmers with exhilarating, challenging and safe open water swimming events, whatever their age or ability. So whether it’s your first time or you’re looking for your next challenge then ‘dive into nature’ with Great Swim for 2021.

For information on charity places and how you can get involved please e-mail us at or call 0114 321 2470.