LOVE 2 SWIM Challenge


LOVE 2 SWIM Challenge – Complete a minimum of 1000m of swimming in April 2021. Want to swim more? The more you swim, the higher up the results table you climb! Swimming can be completed in any location, pool or open water, wetsuit or non wetsuit – the choice is yours.

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LOVE 2 SWIM Challenge Info

Complete a minimum of 1000m of swimming between 1st and last day of April 2021 (you must only submit results for one calendar month). Want to swim more? Swim as much as you can and the further you swim, the higher your position in the results table! Challenge awards are a commemorative challenge coin with stand, woven swim badge and completion certificate. The minimum distance can be completed in any number of sessions. You can swim in a pool or in open water, indoors or outdoors, wetsuits or non-wetsuit - additional accessories such as gloves/boots etc are permitted. Wherever you love to swim!


For successful completion of this LOVE 2 SWIM challenge you will receive a commemorative challenge coin and a woven swim badge which will be sent to you by post (postage is free within the UK). All awards will be sent to the address on your account within 14 days of you completing your submissions and clicking the Challenge Complete button. Please visit the My Account page to make any amendments to your details. Awards are not guaranteed - they are sent only on successful completion of the challenge (min 1000m swimming) and submission of your results by the deadline.

Recording your results

You must keep your own records of all your swim details throughout the challenge period and your running total. Record date, swim distance in meters and swim time in hh:mm:ss.

You can use a fitness watch or tracker such as a Garmin or on a fitness app to measure the distance/time of your swim. You may also record your swim details manually; at a swim venue they will likely provide you with information such as course/lane distance or you can estimate it using google maps for outdoor venues. These challenges rely on honesty and we expect all entrants to be honest with their own results.

If you swim at a NOWCA venue such as Race Hub in official sessions then your swim data including the distance, time, temperature of your swim are recorded on your NOWCA profile after each swim. You can retrieve this data by logging in to your personal swim page where a record of your swims can be found. We suggest that you check that your data has been recorded properly after each swim as technical or human errors cannot be corrected.

Submissions and Results

You will need to use our LOVE 2 SWIM online submissions form to inform us of your session details. We will need the date of your swim, the distance swam in meters and how long you swam for. The form can be found both on the submissions page and also will be sent to you via email when you sign up and in a reminder email. If you complete this challenge in multiple sessions over the month you should submit results of each session. You can do this after each session, in batches (eg once per week), or all at the end of the month. The results table will be on the LOVE2SWIM submissions page. The results position for the challenge is determined by distance swam in Meters.  We would love you to share a photo of you or your results on our Facebook page!

Our challenges are honesty based and require you to accurately and honestly record and submit your own results.


All swimming for this LOVE 2 SWIM challenge must be completed between 1st and last day of April in 2021 (inclusive) and can include as many swims as you like. All results must be submitted online by 5th of May 2021 and can only include swims from one calendar month - results submitted after this date will not be included in the results table and the awards will not be sent.


IMPORTANT - this challenge should only be attempted by those completely confident that they are fit and well enough for the challenge requirements and have suitable equipment and support. We advise you get a medical check before starting the challenge. Please ensure that you are aware of the risks and challenges of swimming in your chosen format and location and take all necessary precautions to make sure you are safe whilst doing this activity. You must observe any local, national or venue specific rules and regulations during your activity. Please ensure that you follow safe swimming practices and have a plan in place for support and safety. All swimming for this challenge is at your own risk.

Please read our Swim Safety guide for tips of how to make sure you are safe whilst cycling.


See our FAQs on the INFO page.

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You can access the submissions form from your My Account page, Submissions page or the links below. You will only see submissions options for the challenges you have purchased and you must be logged into your account to submit.

If you complete this challenge in multiple sessions over the month you should submit results of each session. You can do this after each session, in batches (eg once per week), or all at the end of the month. You will be able to view a log of your submissions and the results table updates instantly.

When you have finished your challenge and completed the distance, you can click the Challenge Complete button to send your results to us for checking and requests your awards be sent.

Results for LOVE 2 SWIM Challenge

Full NameNumber of SwimsDistance (meters)TimeMonth
Audrey Hellen1082482:56:00Feb
Claire Porter1040472:26:00Feb
Gabriele Becker-Hassemer915221:10:45Feb
Ellen Rausch517001:01:33Feb
Gunhild Reischl1012001:28:00Feb
Kerstin Kuntze2166907:37:00Feb
Tim Quiterio439901:31:00Feb
Sara Ward822702:05:00Feb
Tess Alcroft725451:15:00Feb
Catriona Ffolliott-Powell1990025:14:54Feb
Rui Quiterio710291:20:00Feb
Fiona Johnson1338403:03:00Feb
Caroline Jones157812250:57:00Feb
Anke Rubien4172536:27:35Mar
Annika Kluge716250:59:14Mar
Karen Aylward25228506:59:00Mar
Sally Little18700:26:00Mar
Dennis Stemme1634483:38:44Mar
This table is interactive. Click column header to sort results by that criteria.

Position is determined by distance.
Results are provisional until submissions close.

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