Swimming Down Dementia

Dive into your local pool, lido or lake this September and swim your way to funding life-changing dementia research.

Challenge yourself to swim 1km, 5km or 15km between 1 September and 30 September 2022.

Your swims will help fund vital research breakthroughs. Now that’s a reason to take the plunge!

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Make a splash for dementia research

If you raise £100 we’ll send you an Alzheimer's Research UK swimming cap, and if you raise £200 you’ll get an Alzheimer’s Research UK technical tee – to help you to look like a pro on your way to the water!

However much you raise, know that every penny will help power our mission to find a life-changing breakthrough in dementia research. 

Alzheimer's Research UK water bottle

Stay hydrated with our metal water bottle whilst also reducing the amount of plastic you use - win win!


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Dive in for that feeling…

When you boost your wellbeing

Getting in the pool is proven to release endorphins and reduce stress – and it’s a great way of switching off. 

When you keep fit and active

Swimming is a great form of all-round exercise for every age and ability. You'll feel yourself get stronger!

When you help make a difference

1 in 3 people born in the UK this year will develop dementia in their lifetime. Swim for dementia research today.

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