Get moving and feel physically and mentally healthy by swimming 1891m between 1 October - 31 December. Read more
Want to be the best version of yourself, both physically and mentally? Challenge yourself whilst fundraising to help people enjoy the 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:
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. Splashers who raise more than £250 will receive one of our exclusive Make a Splash t-shirts!
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.
Meet our fundraisers
William Henry founded our charity in 1891, which is where we have taken inspiration for this winter's challenge. Get moving and feel physically and mentally healthy by swimming 1891m between 1 October - 31 December 2023.
Sign up to the 1891 Challenge
This event is especially for children and young people. We’re challenging anyone under 16 years old to set themselves a swimming distance target and complete it by the end of 2023 – all to raise vital funds for RLSS UK.
Sign up to Mini Make a Splash
Get moving and feel physically and mentally healthy by swimming 1891m between 1 October - 31 December.
We chatted to some of this year's splashers to find out why they took part and what motivates them to finish their challenge.
Check out how our current 2023 'Splashers' are doing!
Download these social media templates to tell your friends and family about your Make a Splash challenge.
Help promote the Make a Splash challenge at your club!
Here are some popular questions we get asked about our Make a Splash and Mini Make a Splash challenge.