How it all started ...

Highland Open Water Swim is the brainchild of outdoor enthusiast Jeff Forrester.

We started in 2016 to enjoy the beautiful environment that we are lucky to live close to in the Highlands of Scotland, while at the same time raising funds towards Children with Cancer UK.

The original idea only involved a few events, but numbers just kept increasing and by the time we got to our final event last year - across the Sound of Mull - there were more than 100 crazy people willing to swim or help our safety team.

Now that we have charity status, its is our intention to continue to promote open water swimming as long as we can, inspiring others to experience some of the most beautiful coastline and see the aquatic life, from common porpoises and bottlenose dolphins, to basking sharks and common grey seals to name but a few.

And on top of all that - thanks to your generous donations - we get to raise funds to support Children with Cancer UK and their work helping young children affected by this disease.

Safety brief before a swim

Getting in the water