Great East Swim Outreach Programme

Suffolk's Most Active County

Further to recent Government advice regarding the Coronavirus we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the Great East Swim Outreach Programme 2020. We apologise for any disappointment that this may cause but trust you will understand our reasons for doing so.

Welcome to the Great East Swim outreach programme which will be in its ninth year in 2020. Over 470 individuals have taken part in the programme to date and have changed their lives for the better and become more active. The programme is delivered by Suffolk County Council and supported by Active Suffolk which provides an opportunity for YOU and YOUR friends/relatives to take part in a progressive programme of training and support to help you get active, with the goal of taking part in the Great East Swim on Saturday 20th June 2020.

The programme is open to individuals aged 18+ who are currently inactive: This means you must be doing less than 30 minutes physical activity per week to qualify for a place on the programme.

The programme culminates with participants taking on the challenge of either a half mile or 1 mile open water swim in Alton Water Reservoir in Holbrook, Suffolk.

On these pages you will find everything you need to know and do to be part of this amazing project. As well as understanding all the support you will be receiving, you will find the participant criteria, course locations and dates, be able to register your interest and read about what happened to some of the previous participants:

Programme Information and Eligibility Criteria

Programme Case Studies

Read the stories of past participants and how the programme has changed their lives by clicking HERE

Colin Grogan

Sport, Health and Inclusion Development Manager (Culture, Sport and Communities)

Suffolk County Council

Adult and Community Services, Suffolk County Council, Endeavour House, Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX
01473 264331

Carol Lukins

Programme Coordinator Great East Swim Outreach Programme

Suffolk County Council

07955 735514