Swim the Distance | Virtual Swimming Challenges


Motivation and Medals

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Our mission

We help people set goals and achieve them.

How to take part?


Enter a challenge

Fill out a short form to join the challenge. When joining a monthly challenge, you now don't need to commit to achieving a particular challenge goal. You can also add your friends / family to the same challenge.


Time to hit the pool! Keep swimming, keep adding your evidence to the systen. Every time a new challenge goal is achieved, the system will notify you.

Get Rewarded

At the end of the month, submit your remaining evidence, and, if you are happy with the achieved goal, order a medal for that goal.

Medal Delivery

You will have about 10 weeks to order a medal after completing the challenge. Normally, we will be dispatching our medals in the first two weeks of the month. You have to order by the 15th of the previous month for your medal(s) to be dispatched without further delays. And, by the way, you can save on shipping if you add more than one medal to the same order.

How It Works?

Swim where you want

There's no need to travel - you can Swim The Distance wherever you are. Your local pool, out in the open water, in a lake, your favourite lido... it's up to you!

You choose the challenge

Whether you've just learned to swim or are a competitive swimmer pushing to beat your PB, we've got a challenge that will suit your needs!

Complete in your own time

You are in control - Complete your challenge as fast or slow as you wish, be that in one session or many - it's totally up to you. You have the whole month to swim your distance.

Get Motivated

If you're training for that next event or just wanting to get back to swimming - everyone needs extra motivation from time to time, and Swim The Distance is there to provide it.

Get Rewarded

Receive a high-quality, totally bespoke medal that will remind you of your achievement - and allow you to show off to your friends! There is a new design each month, so you can build up a collection.

Swimming Community

Feel part of a strong swimming community, all striving to motivate themselves and spur each other on. Knowing that you're not the only one pushing for that medal is a huge boost when motivation starts to flag.

Customer testimonials

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Lisa Prudhoe


Fantastic challenge which has got me back in the water after 8 years. Swimming twice a week has improved both my physical and mental health. Thank you so much - Lisa

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Christine Dixon


Really enjoyed this challenge good for keeping you motivated and liked the fact that you can change your distance if you want to.I was very pleased with my medal great quality.

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