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The Triple Crown: Open Water Challenge

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Hi, my name is Simon, and I'd like to raise funds for Team True Spirit & The Pinder Trust.

In 2024, I aim to complete the Triple Crown challenge by swimming lakes Coniston, Windermere & Ullswater.

The Charities.

Team True Spirit

  • A UK-registered charity that helps British military veterans, injured or made ill serving our country, uncover determination, defiance, and cast iron motivation to achieve their goal of crossing the finish line of an endurance sports event.

  • Many of our team members have struggled to deal with their injuries. They have battled with the subsequent long-term physical and mental health problems and the challenge of adjusting to a life utterly unknown to them before, as have their families trying to support them.

Charity number: 1196486

The Pinder Trust

Supporting Disabled People Access Water.

  • The Pinder Trust is primarily a grant-giving charity to help the disabled access pool-based aquatic physiotherapy. Recently, the trust has broadened its scope by funding projects supporting water access for a diverse group outside of aquatic physiotherapy.

Charity number: 256519

The Triple Crown Challenge

Sat 22nd June 2024: Chillswim Coniston 5.25 Miles End to End
  • One of the classic open-water swim events in the UK is swimming 5.25 miles of Coniston from the southern end to finish at Monk Coniston.

Thur 27th June 2024: Chillswim Windermere 11 Miles End to End
  • I aim to swim the longest lake in the country. Although this will be my third time attempting to swim Windermere, it will still be a significant challenge.

Sat 13th July 2024: Chillswim Ullswater 7.5 Miles End to End
  • Swimming Ullswater Lake is an incredible challenge for any open-water swimmer. I start at Jenkins Field in Glenridding and swim 7.5 miles of Ullswater to Pooley Bridge.


  • Gareth Jones
    • £15 
    • 2 hrs
  • Anonymous
    • £10 
    • 6 hrs
  • Anonymous
    • £10 
    • 6 hrs
  • Mrs Katharine S Davis
    • £25 
    • 7 hrs
  • Anonymous
    • £5 
    • 7 hrs


Simon Harmer

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