Dip a Day In October

Make a splash for SAS!

We challenge you to take a dip a day in cold water every day this October. Boost your wellbeing. And raise funds for the ocean.


Get involved

Whether it’s your shower, paddling pool, lido, local beach or river, you can get involved. Challenge yourself to dip in cold water every day throughout October. Not only to boost your wellbeing, but to raise funds to help save the ocean.

1. Sign up & create your fundraising page below
2. This will then give you the link to join our Dip A Day Facebook Group
3. We'll support you the whole way through with motivation and inspiration to complete the fundraising challenge!


What you'll get

By joining the Dip A Day in October fundraising challenge, you'll get: 

⭐ A FREE Surfers Against Sewage swim cap to wear on your dips

⭐ Your own wellbeing tracker, to track your daily dips

⭐ Access to our super friendly Facebook group where you can meet like-minded dippers

⭐ Inspirational stories about the benefits of wild swimming

⭐ Motivation and fundraising support



Why should I do the challenge?

The benefits of wild blue spaces to our health and wellbeing are irrefutable. And immersing yourself in cold water can calm the chaos, raise your dopamine and give you that zingy post-dip feeling. The Ocean helps us thrive. But it needs your help to thrive too. So, let’s Dip A Day in October to boost our wellbeing and raise funds to support our ocean-saving campaigns.



Your health and safety is our top priority. Please read our Cold Water Safety Guidance and T&Cs before starting this challenge.



We have some handy FAQs below, but if your question remains unanswered please email our friendly fundraising team at [email protected] who’ll be happy to help.

Dip A Day in October is our communities’ favourite fundraiser. With over 5,000 people taking part in 2022 to raise over £164,000, this annual event sees water loving communities from across the UK unite to raise money for our ocean-saving work through committing to the challenge of dipping every day throughout the month of October in cold water.

Register for free and create your fundraising page HERE. This will then provide you with the link to join our Dip A Day Facebook Group for plenty of motivation and inspiration throughout the challenge.

Of course! You can register and create a fundraising page with us here, which will pre-populate your fundraising page with the Dip A Day details. However, you won’t be able to customise the fundraising page details.
If you want to use Just Giving, you can register and create your Just Giving page for Dip A Day with us here. This is a fully customisable option and you can set up your own page by clicking on the orange ‘Start Fundraising’ button.

Anywhere that’s safe and accessible to you. Whether it’s your shower, paddling pool, lido, local beach or river, you can get involved.

Cold water causes short-term stress, which kickstarts the body and gives you a high from increased dopamine, serotonin and b-endorphin levels. Plus, studies have shown that cold water can boost your immune system and could potentially help with conditions from rheumatism to depression. It’s not just the cold water though, it’s also being immersed and in-touch with nature. Read Tom’s story about how the ocean changed his life.

Every penny raised will go towards our ocean-saving work: helping us to continue calling out dirty polluters to stop single-use at source, challenging the UK government and utilities on their shocking sewage pollution, turning the tide of plastic by running record-breaking beach cleans, creating change-making, pupil-led education programmes, and empowering every person everywhere to fight for the ocean.

Safety first. Always. Read our safety guidance and T&Cs before taking the plunge.