Step 2 – Which Distance Are You Doing?

SWIM250

SWIM250

07-06-2019 07:00:00

Windermere, Lake District

If you’re keen to try an open water swim, but don’t know where to start, then why not have a go at our brand new Great North Swim250 event?
 

1/2 MILE

1/2 MILE

07-06-2019 07:00:00

Windermere, Lake District

A great introduction to open water swimming, the 1/2 mile is the equivalent to around 32 lengths of a standard 25m pool. The average completion time to complete the 1/2 mile is approx 20 mintues. Entrants must be 12 years old and over on the day of the event. 

1 MILE

1 MILE

07-06-2019 07:00:00

Windermere, Lake District

The 1 mile is suitable for swimmers of all abilities and is equivalent to 64 lengths of a standard 25m pool. The average completion time is approx 40 minutes. You can choose to enjoy a leisurely breaststroke while taking in the scenery or kick into crawl for a faster time. Entrants must be 16 years old and over on the day of the event. 

2 MILES

2 MILES

07-06-2019 07:00:00

Windermere, Lake District

2 miles is the perfect event for open water swimmers looking for a longer challenge and who have maybe tried an open water swim before. A 2 mile swim is equivalent to around 125 lengths of a standard 25m pool and the average completion time is around 1 hour 15 minutes. Entrants must be 16 years old and over on the day of the event. 

5K

5K

07-06-2019 07:00:00

Windermere, Lake District

In the running world this would be a half marathon. This distance is suited to experienced, confident swimmers looking to go that little bit futher. A 5k swim is equivalent to around 200 lengths of a standard 25m pool. For this distance cut-off times apply: swimmers must be able to reach halfway (2500m) within 1 hour and finish within 2 hours. Generally the 5k takes in 3 laps of the standard 1 mile route. Entrants must be 16 years old and over on the day of the event. 

GREAT NORTH SWIM

The Great North Swim is held at Brockhole on Windermere. A fantastic weekend of open water swimming in the stunning Lake District. With distances to suit all levels and abilities you can enjoy a weekend in the great outdoors with friends and family.

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