We are excited to confirm that for the second year, we will be working with the London City Swim Foundation, to help raise money for Motor Neurone Disease research. Open Water Swimming Ltd, the team behind all of the Henley Swim events, will be responsible for the event management and delivery of the 2018 London City Swim.
On Friday 21st September, the 2018 London City Swim will take place at the Royal Victoria Docks. These saline waters host a number of famous triathlons and wakeboarding competitions, against the backdrop of some famous London landmarks.
In 2017, over 300 people swam the 500m course in this stunning open water location. In the process they raised over £133,000 for the MND Association and Stephen Hawking Foundation.
This year London City Swim is looking for 600 swimmers to raise over £200,000 for MND research – Project Ambrosia.
Swimmers can enter as individuals, or teams, and we also encourage participation from people living with MND.
Due to generous sponsors, the event itself is fully funded. All fund-raising generated by the swimmers goes directly to charity. It is the perfect event for a corporate team, have a think about your own workplace and see if you can encourage your employers to get involved and support this event.
Professor Stephen Hawking gave his full support to this event, and in 2017 sent a message of support to all the swimmers. Professor Hawking was and is an inspiration to millions of people around the world. His impact on the lives of people with MND, the charities that support them and the community that surrounds them is a legacy that will continue for decades; he made the London City Swim the success that it was last year and his legacy will continue.