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 Water-speed record attempts by Donald Campbell.
The swim will start on Saturday morning, 16th of July 2022, 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 will be presented after swimmers have exited the water.
Once you have registered and paid for your place on this swim the SYS team will be in touch with a SYS Event Pack with a few more details about the swim to help you get ready for the event.
Open water swimming is a serious sport with a number of risks involved. SYS will need to ensure that all swimmers meet the right levels of open-water swimming competency, and that there is no medical reason as to why a swimmer should not participate.