• Other-Swimming 1K - 5K -10K - Individual Age group/open
  • Other Swim 1K - 5K - 10K - Group registration £10.00 per individual


Swim for Life 10K

Can you take on the Bristol Channel Challenge?

Saturday 28th September – National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty – 11.00am – 4.00pm

Help us make a splash by swimming across the Bristol Channel. Don’t worry though- you won’t actually have to swim shore to shore in open water! The challenge is taking place in the less cold, less salty environment of The National Lido of Wales, Lido Pont on the 28th of September.

The challenge gives you the chance to take on distances of 1K, 5K or the full 10k which is the equivalent distance from Cardiff Bay Barrage to Weston-Super-Mare. You can set a personal target and take on the challenge alone OR you can amass a team of family and friends and take on the challenge relay style! Teams must be made up of 2-5 people and each person must be registered. The registration fee is £12.00. For teams of 4 swimmers or more registration is £10.00 per person. Under 16’s swim for FREE.

You won’t have to miss out on the famous landmarks either! Our immersive event allows you to pass the Norwegian Church, Flat Holm Island, Clifton Suspension bridge and many more.

This is a great opportunity to challenge yourself while supporting people with cancer, and their loved ones. Signing up to Swim for Life couldn’t be easier;

1.       Register here with active....

2.       Set up an online fundraising page. We ask you set an individual target of *£115 anything extra you are able to raise will be hugely appreciated!

*£115 pays for one day of vital research by a PhD student, helping them to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

3.       Begin training for your challenge!

When you sign up to Swim for Life, you will be able to enjoy the camaraderie of being part of something amazing for Team Tenovus Cancer Care, plus you will receive:

•         A fundraising pack full of advice and tools to help reach your fundraising target

•         A swimming cap

•         A Tenovus Cancer Care t-shirt and water bottle

•         Snacks and refreshments on the day

In the interest of health and safety, Swim for Life will be timed by Tenovus Cancer Care staff and volunteers and fully supported by lifeguards at National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty.

Swim for Life is suitable for most abilities however a good level of fitness is recommended. Participants must be 14 years or older. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. See Swim for Life rules here.


Swim for Life Rules

Individual 10k Challenge Rules

  1. Please arrive at the pool 15 minutes before your session is due to start.
  2. Upon arrival to the pool a swim cap will be provided by Tenovus Cancer Care.
  3. No running! No jumping! No peeing!
  4. You can alternate strokes if you wish. For health and safety reasons, backstroke is not permitted.
  5. You may be swimming in a lane with other participants. Please only overtake at the end of the lane – Tap on the foot to let the swimmer in front know you want to pass.
  6. The use of equipment such as buoyancy aids, fins, paddles, pool noodles or water guns is not permitted.
  7. Swimmers must ensure they are in sufficient health to undertake this challenge. Medical clearance should always be sought to be sure.
  8. No Borat impressions!
  9. Jump in and have fun.


Team Challenge Rules

  1. All team members must be registered prior to the event day. Registering the team captain only is NOT sufficient.
  2. Teams must consist of 2-5 swimmers.
  3. Each team member can swim differing distances to add up to the challenge total as long as each team member enters the pool once.
  4. Once one team member has finished their distance, another team member is allowed to enter the pool to continue the challenge. Only one team member should swim at a time. The challenge is performed in relay format.
  5. Swimmers must ensure they are in sufficient health to undertake this challenge. Medical clearance should always be sought to be sure.
  6. No Borat impressions!
  7. Jump in and have fun.



Event details and schedule

National  Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty

Saturday 28th September 2019

11.00am - 4.00pm

Swim cap, drinks and snacks provided

Car Parks close to Lido Ponty for Participants and Spectators.

Gas Road CF37 4TD

Berw Road CF37 2AA

Goods Yard CF37 5RG

Organised by

Tenovus Cancer Care

Gleider House, Ty Glas Road, Cardiff

Phone: 02920768863