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Dive in and make a difference – Great Lengths is back!

April 25, 2024 Posted in: News

Team Domenica are excited to announce that their epic swim challenge – Great Lengths – is back! Taking place on Saturday 21 September, at the beautiful Sea Lanes on Madeira Drive, Great Lengths is an exciting and inclusive event that allows participants to challenge themselves and make a difference in the Brighton community.

Two photos of participants enjoying Great Lengths

What is Great Lengths?

Great Lengths is Brighton & Hove’s only inclusive swim challenge. A ‘challenge’ looks different to everyone, so it isn’t a competition. It’s a community event, jam-packed with excitement and adventure.

With a range of distances to choose from – 50m to 5km – and the option to join as an individual or team, Great Lengths is all about showing the world what you’re capable of. It’s also a charity event, raising money for Team Domenica so they can continue creating futures for people with learning disabilities in Sussex.

Get a feel for the day by watching this video of Florence, a candidate and participant at Great Lengths 2023!


Ready to dive in? Sign up now and get 30% off registration with the code EARLYBIRDY! Or join our mailing list to bump that discount to 50%.

Why go to Great Lengths?

In addition to being a personal challenge, Great Lengths offers the opportunity to be a part of something bigger. At Team Domenica, people with learning disabilities are able to access meaningful employment and feel included as members of society. In England, just 4.8% of people with learning disabilities are in the workplace (NHS Digital 2022). But, with the support of the organisation’s programmes and partnerships, 81% of Team Domenica’s candidates have found paid work.

[Team Domenica] has changed my life. It’s given me lots of new friends; it’s given me hope. In the cafés, I’ve been growing my confidence with baking and making drinks on the coffee machine. I feel like I can do anything!

Laoisha, Team Domenica Candidate

Our candidates challenge themselves almost every day in their training, and we’re inviting you to do the same. Join us at Great Lengths 2024…


What to expect at Great Lengths 2024.

A vital part of Great Length’s is the community it creates. So whether you’re a seasoned swimmer or a beginner, you can jump in, feel good and rise to the challenge. With tips on fundraising and training, as well as celebrations throughout the event, Team Domenica will be there to support participants through every step of their journey. All swimmers also receive a reusable swim cap and edible medal, expertly made by the young people at Café Domenica.

The organisation and support was fantastic, everyone was so happy and the atmosphere was wonderful. So proud of the TD team and candidates who swam and the spectators who cheered everyone on!

Kara Evans, who swam 800m at Great Lengths 2023

Find out more, including the full range of distances, by heading to the Great Lengths webpage. Alternatively read our FAQs or sign up here.

Two photos of participants enjoying Great Lengths

Interested in taking the plunge?

Use the code EARLYBIRDY to receive 30% off your registration fee, or sign up to our mailing list to boost that discount to 50%!! But be quick, discount code must be claimed before midnight on Sunday 16 June.

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