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What is the Big Splash?

British Swimming is working with the BBC to get the UK into the pool in a celebration of swimming called the Big Splash. And this is your invitation to join us. Come on in, the water's lovely.

British Swimming is working with the BBC to get the nation into the pool through a celebration of swimming called the Big Splash. 

Some of your favourite BBC faces will be taking part, so keep an eye out on TV, radio and online.  This really is the world’s biggest celebration of swimming, encouraging new people into the pool and helping those who already swim to have more fun, more often.

Sign up to the Big Splash to win prizesThis is your invitation to join us, get involved and make a Big Splash! Click the button right to sign up now, and you could win some great prizes.

If you are looking for reasons or ways to make a Splash then check out our Why page first. There is something for everyone.

British Swimming and the BBC

Find out why the BBC is partnering with British Swimming for the Big Splash.Read more here.


British Gas and Speedo are kindly supporting the Big Splash. Find out why. Read more here.

There are loads of good reasons to make a splash

Activity suggestions, exclusive content, great monthly competition, and a Big Splash code to access VIP goodies…

Get Involved!


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