• Main view of pool
  • Swimming in lanes
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  • Man and woman in pool
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  • Lane swimming
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  • Handstand in pool
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The Big Swim

Light Installation, Cultural Olympiad

The Big Swim is a unique live event where participants experience swimming in a cloud of light and colour. As the outside light fades the colours change inside, creating a stunning installation.
Focused on light, colour and locality, the project is intentionally accessible and aims to enhance familiar surroundings through a captivating community experience.

Created as part of the Cultural Olympiad ahead of the 2012 Games in London, the project promote local community interest in swimming.
The Big Swim was part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and was awarded the London 2012’s Inspire Mark.

The project took place at:
Camberwell Leisure Centre, London.
Barton Leisure Centre, Oxford.