Join the Positively Parkinson’s Pool Swim Challenge! Choose your distance and get swimming to raise money to cure Parkinson’s. 

In July 2021 Peter Burns, Vicky Knight and 10 other swimmers, some of whom are living with Parkinson’s, will be taking on the Positively Parkinson’s Swim challenge raising funds and awareness for Cure Parkinson’s’ pioneering research.

Starting at Gosport in Hampshire, the 12 swimmers will be swimming 5,000 meters across the Solent river finishing in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. The team will be made up of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their friends and family.

Peter and Vicky are encouraging fellow fundraisers and swimming enthusiasts to get involved with ‘Pool Swim’, taking place across the whole summer. Participants are encouraged to swim a total length of 5,000 meters (200 lengths of a 25m pool) in their local swimming pool to get active and help raise awareness and funds for Cure Parkinson’s. 

How to Get Involved

  • Sign up here for free, with our registration form.
  • Choose your distance and aim to complete it between 1 June – 1 September.
  • Set up your JustGiving page to start fundraising.
  • Share your challenge with family, friends and your social media networks. Ask them to help out by sponsoring you or joining in with the swim themselves. Remember to tag us so we can share what you’re up to!
  • Get swimming! Please do remember to adhere to social distancing guidelines as set out by the government.

For more information, please email or call 020 7487 3892.

To compliment medication, exercise plays a key part in an individual’s management plan, which encourages determination through being active, confident, empowered and positive. We are becoming increasingly aware of how important exercise is in managing Parkinson’s and how it is never too late to start exercising.”

Vicky Knight, Solent Swimmer


June – September
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