july, 2024

20jul11:00 amBLDSA Coniston5.25 miles. Freestyle/Breaststroke.


Event Details

Coniston Water is a beautiful body of water set in the stunning scenery of the fells where you can join this popular event. Test yourself to swim the 5.25 miles in the sweet tasting clear water that was so loved by Arthur Ransome and his children of ‘Swallows and Amazons’.


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Entries Open 1st November 2023

Any entrant whose entry has been accepted but who is unable to attend shall have their entry fee, less an administrative fee of 50%, refunded provided the Swim Secretary receives a notice of withdrawal not less than Thirty (30) clear days before the date of the Championship.

Kayak Support

Advice to Kayakers download

Swimmers must have a kayak escorting them for this event. You will need to arrange your own kayak and crew. However, we may be able to provide a small number of kayakers for an additional fee.

The event

The course goes from Water Park at the southern end of Coniston Water and you swim until you run out of water, finishing at Monk Coniston at the northern end of the lake.

Please note that we are not allowed to park at Water Park – but you can drop off kayaks in advance. You WILL have time to organise all of the logistical requirements, so all swimmers and kayakers MUST attend the briefing.

This swim is open to all but priority will be given to BLDSA members. Non traditional swimming costumes including wetsuits are allowed.

A presentation of certificates will be held on the beach as soon as possible after the last swimmer has finished.

For more information please contact:

Michelle Hardy
Email: swimmermichelle8@gmail.com


(Saturday) 11:00 am


Coniston Water

Lake Rd, Coniston LA21 8AN, United Kingdom


Michelle HardyConiston events swimmermichelle8@gmail.com

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