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Saturday 29 August 2015
Loch Lomond, Scotland
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.
The Great Scottish Swim course map is shown below including 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 mile and 5K distances
The Great Scottish Swim takes place in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Loch Lomond is the largest stretch of water in Great Britain by surface area and it includes many islands at the south end of the loch.
Loch Lomond ShoresBen Lomond WayBallochG83 8QL
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 - home of the National Park Gateway Centre, shopping mall and tourist information office.
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.
Entries to the Elite races at the Great Swim Series 2015 are on an invitation only basis. Athletes hoping to race should meet one or more of the below criteria.
Meeting the criteria does not guarantee entry to the Elite events and the Elite Manager’s decision is final. If you meet the above criteria please contact Elite Manager Tom Broadbent.
OpenPrice: £23 per entry (inc VAT of £3.83)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: £30 per entry (inc VAT of £5.00)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: £34 per entry (inc VAT of £5.66)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: £36 per entry (inc VAT of £6.00)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.