Take up one of our charity places, set up your own sponsored swim, or join an organised swimming event. Take the plunge for PDSA. Whatever age you are, whatever your ability and whatever your stroke – even if it’s doggy paddle – you’ll be helping to raise pounds for hounds.

PDSA Charity Places

This year’s events have now been completed. But do keep your eyes peeled for 2017 details coming soon.


Choose your own swimming event

There are so many great options, depending on what you are looking for. From novice swimmers to elite, here are some suggestions of great swims that are happening all around the UK. Whatever you choose, get yourself signed up directly with the organisers and then let us know.

We’ll send you anything you might need, like sponsor forms, T-shirts and PDSA posters. Register online, call us for free on 0800 508 8323 or download an event registration form to post back to us.

These websites provide great information about events happening throughout the year:

Organise your own sponsored swim

Give dogs and other pets a helping hand: set up a Swimathon – and get sponsored to swim a mile or 30, 50 or 100 lengths or even more. Set it up by yourself or in relay teams with friends and colleagues.

A sponsored swim is a great way to get all the family involved in fundraising. Little ones can get sponsored for shorter amounts. Grown-ups can get sponsored for longer distances. Do it with doggy paddle to make it even more challenging. Don't forget to register your event with us to get a fundraising pack.