The Lou Parker and Dede Singh Open Water Charity Swim.

Save the 24th September  2022 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 in 2021. 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 swim is available 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. Please email Keeley if you are planning on joining us.

Once the last person has finished, our BBQ will be served in the walled garden at Stubbers.

24th September 2022.

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.

Guests are welcome to join us for the BBQ for £5.00.

Please bring some spare money as we will also offer a raffle on the day !

We look forward to seeing you all there!