Coniston is third largest lake in the Lake District in the north of England. The lake is famous for the children’s novel Swallows and Amazons, which is set around Peel Island, and also as the location for the World Water-speed record attempts by Donald Campbell.
The swim will start on Saturday morning from the beach near to the Brown Howe car park (on the south west shore of the lake), with entrants swimming across the lake, towards Peel Island, and then following the eastern shore, finishing at the north of the lake near Coniston village. The swim will be approximately 8km in length – 5.25miles.
Swimyourswim operate these swims as ‘challenges’ rather than ‘races’ and accordingly have a long track-record of providing excellent safe events. Core to the safety of the event are the ‘swim-pods’ that each swimmer is allocated to – small groups of swimmers (of similar ability and speeds) that can support each other to successfully complete the swim. Swimmers will be need to provide their average mile swim time in order to be allocated a relevant ‘swim pod’. The team from Swimyourswim will be providing full safety support on the day.
Swimyourswim events are small, friendly and tailored to ensure YOU complete YOUR swim – so they are ideal for those new to open water events.
Certificates and prizes will be presented after all swimmers have exited the water.
If you would like one of the last four places on this swim you can register HERE
We look forward to welcoming you to the Lakes.