august, 2018

25aug - 26aug 254:00 pmaug 26BLDSA Loch Lomond RELAY special eventNEW 1 Km freestyle/breaststroke & 21.6 miles, Senior. freestyle/breaststroke.


Event Details


This is an extreme endurance event in variable conditions and water temperatures, requiring the highest level of mental determination. Although full safety cover is provided, the swimmer is expected to source a suitable escort boat and provide crew for it. This aspect of the swim is at least 50 % responsible for success. It is an overnight swim with a staggered start to try to achieve an 8am finish for everyone. Past times have been between 9 and 26 hours!

There are only around 60 people who have completed this swim, the first one being Commander Gerry Forsburg in 1959. There will be a relay of past swimmers to commemorate this Diamond Jubilee in 2019, so anyone who has swum it in the past 60 years who would like to be involved, even if age now prevents long swims, please get in touch, as we would love to include you.

Mrs Janet Wilson
20 Padget Court,
Ben Rhydding Drive,
Ilkley West Yorkshire
LS29 8AU

Tel: mobile number 07957 348328



Entries open 2nd January 2018.

21.6 miles 1 km

PDF Form

Return filled in entry form with fee (if cheque or stating done via BACS) to the swim secretary (address shown above).

Entry Form

Preliminary Information

Read before entering.

Preliminary information

Entries close 28th July 2018.

Accounts of past swims

An interview with the only 2 out of 9 who conquered 21.6mile Loch Lomond in 2014

Mark Sheridan in 2012

The legacy of Loch Lomond

Adrian Rotchell in 2016


25 (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 26 (Sunday) 8:00 am


Mrs Janet Wilson20 Padget Court, Ben Rhydding Drive, Ilkley West Yorkshire, LS29 8AU. Tel: mobile number 07957 348328. email:

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