A swimming event, called Great Swim, opened in 2008 with a magnificent start attracting 2200 swimmers of various age groups including 5 out of 6 olympic gold medalists. Due to its mass popularity, the race expanded into 4 events in 2009, with one of these events being held in Royal Victoria Dock. The title of this event included the sponsors name ‘british gas,’ and the full name of this event became British Gas Great London Swim.
British Gas Great London Swim is a swimming competititon of one mile distance. The race includes various challenges for all faction of swimmers from first time swimmers to the Olympic champions. Although it is not a charity event, but various participants still raise money for various charities they support.
The race event is held every year in Summer. For 2012, the date decided for the event is May 26th, 2012.
It is a one day event and the time duration is usually 9:00 hours to 15:30 hours.
How to contact
You may contact the Great Swim at their below mentioned address or email.
Location: Great Swim, PO Box 1RY, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE99 1RY, United Kingdom.
Royal Victoria Dock, London, United Kingdom.
How to Get to Britsh Gas Great London Swim
From the nearby Canning Town tube station, move SouthEast on Silvertown way towards Wouldham road. Take a slight left on Tidal Basin Road and turn right on Western Gateway to access Royal Victoria Dock on your Left. View Map
The nearest bus stop is Custom House, ExCel Olympic Shuttle (E-bound). You may ride any buses numbering between 1 to 15 to reach this bus stop.