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Great Scottish Swim

The Great Scottish Swim will be back on 29 August. Returning for its third year in the majestic surroundings of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, 40 minutes' drive from Glasgow city centre - swimmers can choose from 1/2 mile, 1 mile and 2 mile swims, participants set off in waves of approximately 300 every half an hour.

So if you are looking for the ultimate in revitalising weekends, there is no better way than to spend it in the open water of Loch Lomond and then on its fun-filled shores. Enjoy various tasty opportunities whilst shopping in the impressive retail outlets, and why not watch some world-class open water swimmers in action too.

Event location

At 24.5 miles long Loch Lomond is Britain's largest inland stretch of water by surface area. The Loch is nestled in the heart of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, only 20 miles north of Glasgow.

Surrounded by mountains, wildlife, forests and glens Loch Lomond is the perfect place to visit for an open water swim this summer.

Loch Lomond is within easy reach of Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh, so make a weekend of it and visit one of Scotland's most beautiful and scenic areas.

For more information on Loch Lomond and the surrounding area go to Visit Scotland.


By train:

5 minutes walk from Balloch station. Travelling to the event on the West Coast Mainline? Then take advantage of the exclusive Virgin Trains discount: For you, your friends and family... whether you’re travelling to an event on your own or up to groups of nine, you can all get up to 50% off Virgin Trains Advance Fares. This exclusive discount on Virgin Trains is the cheapest, easiest and most comfortable way of getting you and your supporters to the start line.Click here to book now -

Venue Address

Loch Lomond Shores
Ben Lomond Way
G83 8QL

By car:

Loch Lomond Shores is just off the A82 at Balloch. Follow signs for Balloch and Loch Lomond Shores. Just 20 minutes from Glasgow. Loch Lomond Shores is home to shopping, an aquarium, cafes & restaurants, a bird of prey centre and great outdoor activities.

Disabled Access:

Full disabled access


For all the information you need to ensure you have a Great Swim and a great stay in Loch Lomond take a look at Love Loch Lomond.


Total Fitness

Introducing our official gym partner - Total Fitness

Total Fitness’ unrivalled facilities provide the perfect opportunity to train for your next event.

•    Amazing swimming facilitates including three pools, a huge Laned Main pool, a hydrotherapy pool and family pool
•    Relaxing heat treatments: Saunas, Steam Room, plunge pool
•    And incredible range of classes, including Spin, Insanity, Circuits and Functional training
•    A massive gym space full of high performance equipment
•    Large Freeweights and Resistance machine area
•    Full range of cardio kit, bikes, treadmills, rowers, steppers and more
•    Ladies’ only gym area for extra privacy
•    Chill out café for post-workout refreshments

To find your nearest club, click here > 

Total Fitness

How to enter

1/2 Mile

£23 per entry (inc VAT of £3.83)

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1 Mile

£30 per entry (inc VAT of £5.00)

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2 Miles

£34 per entry (inc VAT of £5.66)

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£36 per entry (inc VAT of £6.00)

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