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Friday 12 - Sunday 14 June 2015
Surrounded by some of the nation’s most spectacular natural scenery – the Lake District National Park- the Great North Swim is an inspiring outdoor swim.
The Great North Swim is the perfect excuse to make a weekend of it and enjoy numerous attractions in the beautiful countryside.
The Great North Swim course map is shown below including 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 mile and 5K distances.
A wave that pits the best against the best. This wave is aimed at club swimmers and seasoned open water swimmers who are looking for a sub 30 minute time for the 1 mile distance. Trophy's will be awarded to the fastest male and female swimmers in this wave and presentations will take place along with the elite athletes on the Great Swim podium.
Windermere is England's largest lake at 10.5 miles long (17km), stretching from Ambleside in the North to Newby Bridge in the South.
Surrounded by some of the nation’s most spectacular natural scenery - the Lake District National Park - the Great North Swim is an inspiring outdoor swim. With large screens around the event site, family and friends can watch all the action.
Why not turn your trip into a great weekend away. Take time to explore the land that has inspired world-renowned poets and writers such as Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. The breathtaking scenery of the Lake District acts as a natural adventure playground - as well as Windermere being England's longest lake, it also boasts England's highest mountain (Scafell Pike), deepest lake (Wastwater) and steepest road (Hardknott Pass). Where else could you find such a variety of world-class outdoor activities in such an accessible and compact region?
The Great North Swim takes place at the Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel and Marina, Lake Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LP.
The Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel and Marina is proud to host the Great North Swim. We look forward to welcoming participants and supporters to the shore of Lake Windermere. For assistance before the event, telephone 08458 503 502 or visit www.englishlakes.co.uk
OpenPrice: £35 per entry (inc VAT of £6.34)A great introduction to outdoor swimming.Equivalent to around 32 lengths of a 25m pool.Average completion time 20 min.Suitable for under 16s - entrants must be 12 years old and above.
OpenPrice: £40 per entry (inc VAT of £6.34)Suitable for swimmers of all abilities.Equivalent to 64 lengths of a 25m pool.Average completion time 40 min.Take a leisurely breaststroke and enjoy the scenery or kick into crawl for a faster time.Entrants must be 16 years old and above.
OpenPrice: £47 per entry (inc VAT of £6.34)Perfect event for open water swimmers looking for a longer challenge.
Equivalent to around 125 lengths of a 25m pool.
Average completion time 1hr 15 min.
Entrants must be 16 years old and above.
OpenPrice: £48 per entry (inc VAT of £6.34)This distance is suited to experienced swimmers looking to go that little bit further.Equivalent to around 200 lengths of a 25m pool.Cut off times apply, swimmers must be able to reach halfway (2500m) within 1 hour and finish within 2 hours.