Big Channel Challenge

The Big Channel Challenge is back and Level Water needs your support now more than ever next spring. By challenging your students to collectively swim the distance of the English Channel you’ll promote a healthy lifestyle while raising money to teach disabled children to swim.

The distance of the English Channel is 22miles. Or 35kms, 35,000metres, 3,500,000cms.

Each student can set their own goals and you can complete the challenge through existing swimming lessons or organise a special swimming event. With everyone contributing to the overall distance you’ll see the miles clock up quickly. Can you even swim back from France? There’s no limit on the distance your school can swim so keep going and see how far you can get.

It’s free to take part and the money raised will go towards bespoke, 1-1 swimming lessons for children with disabilities across the UK.

2020 Highlights

Tettenhall College swam 150km which is the same as crossing the channel 4 times!

Eveline Day School completed the challenge at a one-day swimming gala with each year doing their bit, and even a few teachers and parents getting involved.

St Hilda’s School raised £1228 by asking each student to swim for 30 minutes.

About Level Water

Level Water provide bespoke, 1-1 swimming lessons to children with physical and sensory disabilities across the UK. But it’s not just about swimming. Through developing independence in the water each child develops confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

If we can help to give children physical, social and emotional confidence through sport, we can change their trajectory in life.

But with the pandemic all of that is at risk. Your support will help keep us afloat and ensure we are here and ready to start lessons when the pools reopen.

How to sign up

Fill in this simple registration form and Level Water will send you everything you need from sponsorship forms, tracker cards and certificates. There will be prizes and trophies for top fundraisers and incredible swimmers.