Synchronised swim for Ukraine

Synchronised swimming is all about unity, and as part of the Penzance Arts Festival 2022, you can be a part of something spectacular: an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘largest number of people performing a synchronised swimming routine’ and raise funds for Unicef, Ukraine.

No experience is required, but you must be up for the challenge of learning a simple, two-minute routine, attending 3-4 rehearsals and then performing the routine with up to 300 other swimmers on 26 June at the outdoor Jubilee Pool in Penzance, Cornwall.

Half the swimmers will wear yellow swim caps, the other half will wear blue (caps provided), which will form the Ukranian flag across the iconic lido.

‘Swim for Ukraine’ is being produced by artist Anthony Garratt in collaboration with Newlyn School of Art, for the Penzance Arts Festival 2022.

To register your interest in taking part, please visit

‘Swim for Ukraine’ is just one of many events organised by swimmers to raise funds to help the situation in Ukraine. A Facebook page, Swimmers for Peace in Ukraine, has been set up by Jackie Cobell and Diane Evans to help the international swim community come together to share fundraising efforts and inspire action to help the situation in Ukraine.

Image: Greg Martin

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