DERWENTWATER, Sunday August 11th 2024 EVENT OVERVIEW: Derwentwater nestles under Cat Bells with Borrowdale at the southern end. The river Derwent comes into the water here adding a refreshing surprise during the
DERWENTWATER, Sunday August 11th 2024
Derwentwater nestles under Cat Bells with Borrowdale at the southern end. The river Derwent comes into the water here adding a refreshing surprise during the longer triangular swim of 5 miles.
The start for the 5 mile swim, is from the Keswick Launch piers, to the south end of the Lake then east towards Kettlewell beach and back to the piers.
For those also swimming Ullswater the day before and entering the Derwentwater swim, there is a price reduction and an extra Northern Lakes Challenge Certificate.
Some duos swap, swimming one lake and paddling for the other.
Swimmers for both events need to provide their own Kayak and paddler.
Briefing for the swim is on the beach by the Launch piers near the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick. There is ample parking.
Presentations will be held on the beach after the last swimmers have completed.
Tel 01257 268946
Entry will require BLDSA membership and is for non-wetsuit swimmers in traditional costumes.
5 mile triangular swim seniors and veterans £60, Juniors £10.
Juniors must have a parent or guardian present at all times during the events.
There will be Open category (non-member) places, where wetsuits or non-traditional costumes are allowed. If you are a BLDSA member prices are the same.
For non-members 5 mile seniors and veterans £110 juniors £20.
8.30 am at Keswick Launch Piers.
Briefing 9am. Kayakers must register and attend the briefing.
5 mile swim starts at 9.30am.
Swim finish at the beach near Keswick Launch piers.
Cut off times 5.5 hours.
There are campsites, a YHA and B&Bs in Keswick.
Swimmers must have a kayak escorting them for this event, the kayaker should be experienced in rough waters and head wind conditions and ideally should have a BCU 2 star award.
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Entries Open 1st November 2023
(Sunday) 8:00 am
Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DJ, United Kingdom
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