The Lou Parker and Dede Singh Open Water Charity Swim.

Save the 25th September  2021 in your diaries for one of our favourite events in the calendar.

We have run The Lou Parker Open Water Charity Swim for the past 11 years in memory of our good friend and fellow open water swimmer Lou Parker. Lou sadly passed away in 2010 from Melanoma and so as always we are organising this swim to raise awareness of this terrible disease to our amazing swimmers and help raise funds for a very special charity.

We are also remembering Dede Singh our friend and open water swimmer who sadly passed away this year. Dede loved the open water so please help us to remember him and what he loved doing Saturday mornings.

All proceeds of this swim will be donated to the Melanoma Fund a national charity that campaigns tirelessly to ensure as many people understand the risks of excessive sun exposure as possible, especially sunburn, which can triple the chances of melanoma. For further information in the great work they do visit The event is always very popular. Please come along and help us celebrate the life of our friend, and help us do something positive against this most dangerous form of skin cancer, to those most at risk.

Swim Day:

A 4k course is available to swim as an individual or as a relay. This is a relaxed event so you can swim as much or as little as you want. Please note there is NO official timing available. Due to Covid-19 we will stagger the start line depending on the numbers of competitors. Please maintain social distance when registering and when you are swimming. Please email Keeley if you are planning on joining us.

We will decide if we are having a BBQ later on in the year.

25th September 2021.

Location: Stubbers Adventure Centre, Ockendon Rd, Upminster, RM14 2TY

Registration: 06:15 – 06:45

Starting from: 07:00 – 08:30

Cost is £10.00 per swimmer. Please enter on the day and pay with cash or cheque made payable to Melanoma Fund.

We look forward to seeing you all there!