Kim Cook

Future Goal Event Fund

The "Triple Tiara" of English swims

While not in the same league as the marathon swim triple crown that totals over 100k across 3 of the world's most challenging swims, in the Queen's platinum jubilee year, and the 10 year anniversary of Mum's death to cancer, I am attempting a self-titled "triple tiara" of English marathon swims:

- 10k Jubilee River swim
- 13k Thames Marathon swim
- 18k Windermere End to End - England's longest lake

Yes I have completed a LOT of marathon swims (I think I am approaching 20), but these 3 swims give new challenges! I'll be in unfamiliar waters without my swim buddies or the buoyancy of the ocean's salt water, and its glorious visibility and sealife (hoping I can at least see my fingers ...), water temperatures are dependent on the beautiful English sumer, and let's not go there with the River Thames water quality reports. Oh and 13k, then 18k will be the longest swims I have attempted!

But the magic happens outside our comfort zones, so into the unknown I go with the goal of funding innovative cancer researchers while I attempt to survive swimming in England's best known river and complete the longest swim in England - the length of lake Windermere.

I'm supporting cancer research and prevention with Can Too Foundation. 

1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This means that potentially someone we love may have to battle cancer, and that's a statistic that needs to change. 

I've supported Can Too for 10 years, raising valuable funds that go towards innovation in the prevention, care, and control of cancer. Since 2005, Can Too Foundation have raised over $25 million to invest in over 200 one-year cancer research grants.

It would be fantastic if you could sponsor me.  Thank you for your support!

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Lauren Elder

You’re inspiring Kim Cook!


Anne Butler

Congratulations Kim! You are amazing! Swimming in the Thames is a very brave thing to do xx


Jules Macdonald

Go Kim! Loving your English adventures, what an amazing achievemen, you’ve got this!



Love watching you smash every challenge after putting in the hard yards and preparing your heart out. Fabulous journey and an emotionally connected year for you this year. Big hugs and I’ll be cheering you on from here and will travel with you in spirit. Love you Inez 🌊🌊🦈🦈