Kick start your New Year, New You goals with RLSS UK's Make a Splash challenge

Want to be the best version of yourself, physically and mentally? Prepare to smash your own personal goals whilst fundraising to help everyone across the UK enjoy water safely. 

Make a Splash is a sponsored distance challenge that you can complete in a location, timescale and manner that suits you! Whether you choose to swim, canoe, or stand up paddleboard (SUP), we will offer full support throughout your challenge and keep you motivated. Simply choose the distance and complete the challenge your way.

The distances you can choose from are:

  • 10 km/400 lengths
  • 25 km/1000 lengths
  • 50 km/2000 lengths
  • 100 km/4000 lengths

When you register, you will receive a swim hat in the post along with a booklet full of fundraising tips and support to achieve the challenge. When you have completed the challenge, you will receive a medal and certificate celebrating your success!

Don't forget, we have a wealth of water safety advice, so if you need any tips for open water swimming or SUP, we have the information you need to help you stay safe during your challenge. 


Check out our Make a Splash progress leaderboard

Challenger Goal Distance So Far
Sarah Willis 100 km/4000 Lengths

26.4 km

Cath Dudley 100 km/4000 Lengths

19 km


You are three simple steps away from achieving your goal!

Step One

Sign up to participate in RLSS UK's Make a Splash challenge and choose a goal suitable for you.

Start your challenge in a pool or at an open water venue near you!

Sign up to Make a Splash


Step Two

Email us at [email protected] and you will receive a free swimming hat in the post along with fundraising materials to help you reach your fundraising goal.

Share your monthly fundraising total on the 1st of each month so we can add you to the leader board. The participant who finishes in 1st place will win a prize!

Set up a fundraising page

Download your social media templates


Step Three

Once you have reached your distance target, submit your evidence for your Make a Splash challenge.

Congratulations! You will be sent your medal and certificate in the post.

Submit your evidence


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