It's a fantastic swim journey from the town of Totnes down the Dart estuary to Dittisham (dit-sum to locals). The course is marked not by inflatable buoys but by landmarks - the Cormorant Tree, the white rock, Sharpham boat house, Bow Creek. It's supported by volunteers from the local and swimming community who make it special.

It's not a race - we have some fantastic and some very fast swimmers, we have skin swimmers, disabled swimmers, newbies, butterfly swimmers - but whatever the level, the language of the day is different. It's a journey, not a race, and there's room for everyone in the river.

The day ends with good times! The swim finishes on the village green in Dittisham where there's a mini-festival feel, with local food suppliers, a children's playground, all the fun of the fair as swimmers celebrate. There are new happenings every year, such as a Ukelele band and 'Art on the Dart' tent. With deck chairs and a great view, supporters can wile away as many hours as it takes you to get there.

So what are you waiting for? Join #TeamBones today. Swim until there's a cure.

As part of Team Bones you will receive:

  • A dedicated contact who will give you one to one support all the way
  • Fundraising support, materials, ideas and tips
  • A technical Team Bones top
  • Access to professional training plans
  • Cheering packs to give your supporters for race day

Most importantly we will provide you with a reason to put in those months of training and fundraising, because you know that your efforts are going towards saving lives and improving outcomes for people affected by primary bone cancer.