september, 2021

4sep9:00 amBLDSA Windermere10.5 miles Seniors / Juniors / Open


Event Details

Saturday 4th Sept 2021, 9:00am

BLDSA Windermere 10.5 miles Seniors & Juniors – all strokes, non-wetsuit and wetsuit

Windermere is the longest “Lake” in England with a rich history of people completing the swim. The swim starts at Fell Foot park and finishes at the top end of Windermere just after Ambleside Pier. At 10.5 miles it’s a challenging and iconic swim but you will be treated to beautiful scenery all the way up the body of water. For the 2nd time for 2021, we will be allowing wetsuit swimmers to swim along the traditional non-wetsuit swimmers. Only non-wetsuit BLDSA member swimmers will be eligible for the Championship however.

Non member and wetsuit places will be limited and will be issued on a first come basis, assuming all the pre requisite conditions are met.

Pre-requisites for the swim are having swam an open water swim over 5.5 miles in 3.5 hours. Your entry will only be fully accepted with proof of this swim. Entries will be considered prior to this being met, but this will have to be complete by the end of June 2021 for full acceptance.

All swimmers have to have a crew to take part in the swim. You can provide your own or the BLDSA can try and provide one for you numbers permitting

We would be delighted to welcome you to our evening meal and presentation after the swim, back at Fell Foot Activity Centre (same building as the registration in the morning). As per 2019, we have agreed with the National Trust to serve hot food (choices below) but places are limited to 35 people. If you’d like to join us for some hot food and the presentations, be quick to get your ticket! There will also be a selection of drinks available (alcohol and soft drinks) but these are not included in the price of your meal. The price of the meal will be £13.95 and options are:
Slow cooked beef chilli
Sweet potato, cauliflower and lentil curry


Windermere Non-wetsuit providing own crew – £120

Windermere Non-wetsuit BLDSA providing crew – £220

Windermere Wetsuit providing own crew – £120

Windermere Wetsuit BLDSA providing crew – £220

Juniors will be allowed to swim providing they can give proof of experience in events of this magnitude. See options for pricing from £20

Non member prices are as above +£50.00

Rowing boats are available from Ambleside but these must be organised by the swimmer, who must also provide their own crew. Unfortunately the BLDSA can no longer facilitate rowing boats due to the insurance implications imposed by the hire company. Please be aware the hire company will make a charge for delivery of the rowing boat to Fell Foot and again you may have to arrange your own insurance.

Pre-requisites include an open water 5.5 mile swim in 3.5 hours.

Swim Secretary: Chris Malpass

Contact us 


Entries Full. Please use the form below to be added to our waiting list. If we have enough extra swimmer enquires we may be able to extend the number of swimmers in the event, so please register if you would like to participate

Windermere 10.5 milesThis is for BLDSA MEMBERS ONLY Windermere Open (one way)This is for NON MEMBERS ONLY After Event MealNumber of limited places




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