Latest Big Splash News

Sarah Roberts in the swimming poolMaking a Big Splash at the BBC

Seven young trainees had the opportunity to work with the Big Splash team for a week, here they sum up their experiences.

Swimfit participants in swimming poolSwimfit Splashes Out

Swimfit scheme aims to get more people in the pool as part of the Big Splash.

Tim and Helena in swimming poolSwimmers Flood Somerset

Record numbers of swimmers head to pools in Somerset as part of the Big Splash.

Tim and Helena in swimming poolSilver Surfers

Catching a wave - a surge in people over 50 are taking up surfing in Britain.

Tim and Helena in swimming poolThe Big Splash Mile

Find out how you can dive in and raise money for Sport Relief.

Big Dip at Clapham CommonWhat's On?

Find out about swimming events going on around the country and click on the links to get involved.

Swimtastic Awards 2011Mary Allott Set For Shelagh's Challenge

Find out more about Mary Allott, the 43-year-old mother of three from Hertfordshire, who BBC Radio 5 live presenter Shelagh Fogarty will support as she attemts to learn to swim.

Swimtastic Awards 2011Swimtastic Awards 2011

Fancy winning a national honour for you or someone else? Well, if you are dedicated to swimming – or you know someone who is – nominate them for the Swimtastic Awards.

Boscombe BeachLife's a Beach Photogallery

See the story of the day unfold as the Life's a Beach event takes Boscombe Beach by storm on Sunday 24 July.

Kate RewCreating Ripples - The Outdoor Swimming Society Story

The founder of the Outdoor Swimming Society, Kate Rew, tells the Big Splash how a simple swim six years ago inspired her to start a group which has grown into a nationwide organisation.

Anna HulmeAnna - The Swimming Inspiration

When Anna Hulme completed the Great North Swim at Windermere in June it marked another incredible achievement for a 12-year-old who has used swimming and sport as a release from ongoing health problems.

Andy AkinwolereAndy's Big Splash

Blue Peter presenter Andy Akinwolere sets two world records for swimming as he overcomes his phobia of open water in one of the deepest stretches of sea on the planet.

Lee ParkLife's a Beach

When the Life's a Beach event kicks off at Bournemouth's Boscombe Beach on 24 July, no one's smile will be bigger than that of organiser Lee Park, who has used volunteering to turn his life around.

Great Salford Swim The Great Salford Swim

The first major event of Big Splash took place in Salford on Sunday 15th May when thousands of swimmers took part in a mile long-swim around Salford Quays.

Swimming heroesParliament Reception

The Big Splash was officially launched at the House of Commons on Thursday 12th May, where five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe and sport minister Hugh Robertson honoured members of public as British Swimming's Big Splash heroes.

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