Swimming Down Dementia

Swimming Down Dementia is a virtual swimming challenge from Alzheimer’s Research UK, supported by Garmin.

As pools across the UK re-open, we’re challenging you to get in the pool for dementia research, as we predict our income will be down by as much as 45% as a result of COVID-19.

How can you help?

Swim 10km (Pioneer), 30km (Epic), or a distance of your choice (Maverick) and fundraise between 1 September and 31 October to help to raise much-needed funds to make breakthroughs possible in dementia research for the 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and their families.

If that’s not enough, when you raise £200 you’ll receive a free Alzheimer’s Research UK swimming cap and if you raise £400 you’ll get a jazzy Alzheimer’s Research UK top. Nice, eh? But if you can’t wait, then you can order yours here.

Don't forget, please make sure that you adhere to government guidelines regarding swimming and COVID-19 at all times.

If you still have questions, then please visit our FAQs page.

Go on, dive into the challenge today! 😊