Category: Bala

Bala 2024 – Booking Open

Bala is a 3mile (5.5km) swim in one of the most scenic locations in North Wales. It is the start of our distance lake events and possibly the teams favourite location. Bala, or to use it’s proper name ‘Llyn Tegid’, is a beautiful lake set in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park in  North Wales.     The swim will start… Read more →

Bala 2023 – Photos

A huge thank you to all our swimmers and volunteers also the Bala lake wardens for another amazing Llyn Tegid (Bala) swim. Here’s a selection of photographs from the weekend. A special mention for Coniston Stonecraft who have made the new slate medals / coasters for us this year, we hope you’ll agree they look fantastic. See you in 2024… Read more →

Swim Bala 2023 – Booking Open

  Our 2023 Lake end to end swims are starting off with a beautiful swim in Bala this June. At just over 3 miles it’s a good starter distance for an open water event swim, although don’t be fooled into thinking it’s easy. Bala can be quite a challenge, which makes finishing this swim even more special.     We… Read more →

Bala 2022

  A huge thank you to all of the swimmers and safety crew who attended this year’s Swim Bala event. The weather was certainly interesting ( 40mph gusting winds )  which meant Saturday’s event had to be cancelled and rolled over into Sunday’s swim. Thankfully the wind dropped enough for everyone to have a swim and as you’ll see from… Read more →

Swim Bala 2022

Swim Bala 2022 – Registration Open We’re now starting to release event start dates and registration links for our 2022 swims starting with the amazing Llyn Tegid (Bala) end to end swim in June. This beautiful lake swim is 3 miles long and as with all of our events it’s all about completion and personal achievement. The SYS team will… Read more →

Rescheduled Events

Hi Everyone   We hope that you’re all safe and well, we have lots of members and friends that are working on the front line so we would like to send our thanks and appreciation to everyone that is putting their health and well being at risk to keep us safe, it’s really appreciated, thank you.   With the continued… Read more →

Bala 2019 – Wet but not so windy

The weekend saw the team setting up in Wales for our fifth annual Swim Bala event, this year saw a reduced number of swimmers taking part ( rearranged swim date & date clashes with the Welsh triathlon and GNS ) however, the weekend definitely didn’t disappoint.   Starting line up, all finished safely.   With forecast high winds and the… Read more →