june, 2024

29junAll DayFeaturedConiston swim to the sunset12, 6, 3, or 1 hour swim challenge


Event Details

Brand new event on the calendar!

You will swim this swim against yourself, Ideal event to allow you to find out how far you can swim in your chosen time! This swim is very much a about what distance you can achieve rather than how fast. Can you get to your distance before Sunset?

Experienced swimmers, looking for distance challenge.

Novice swimmers looking to Build confidence and see how far you can go.

Swimblers  Enjoy the view.

Juniors: build experience

Entries Open 1st November 2023


The Swim to the sun set event will consist of four swim periods to choose from – 12 hours, 6 hours, 3 hours and 1hour.

Each lap will be 1.5k with a 500mt short course with in it. the course being set using GPS. see attached route

Swimmers shall enter at their chosen time’s start  and see how far they can swim in that time.

All swimmers will receive a swim Cap and certificate with their individual distance achieved

Laps only will be counted at this event.

Come with a buddy/family and friends for support, make sure you have lots of hot drinks plus nourishment you can access from  the entry point or come out to feed.

Juniors MUST ALWAYS have a Parent or Guardian present during the events.



Seniors & Juniors, vetrans

open to BLDSA members and Non members

Traditional costume and wetsuits allowed

12 Hours £180

6 Hours £90

3 Hours £45

1 Hour £25


 Relay Swims.

12 hours swim open for Relay teams of up to 6 people pre team. £200

6 Hours swim open for Relay teams of up to 6 people per team £110


Report to the Swim Secretary upon arrival at the Start site at ‘the water’s edge behind The Coniston Inn. from 7am.


Please Note, attendance of the briefing is mandatory – failure to attend this will void your entry. This will be held on the water’s edge.

12 Hour swim @ 8.30am

6 Hour swim @ 1.30am

3 Hour swim @ 3.30pm

1 hour swim @ 9.30am for 10am and 11am start

1hour swim @2.00 for 2.30pm start


12 Hours swim – 9:00am

6 Hours swim – 2pm

3 Hour swim – 4:00pm

1 hour swim – 10am 11am 2.30pm

(Note that times will be subject to change)


Will be around buoys which will be set within the northern end of Coniston. This is clearly marked out by yellow buoys. Swimmers must pass outside each of the buoys on each circuit in a clockwise direction. Each time a swimmer passes the start point at the completion of each lap; they must clearly give their number to the Lap Recorders who will be on the shore. The start, finish and more details of the course will be outlined at the briefing.


BE AWARE there will be VERY STRICT time limits – this is to protect YOUR safety and to ensure the smooth running of the swim:

Swimmers you are allowed to stop at any point during the duration of your allocated time.

all swimmers are to use safety lights without exception from 6pm onwards.

please bring your own lights with you if you intend to swim past 6pm.


Non-UK Residents must provide evidence of membership of their governing body or individual insurance for Open Water Swimming.


Northern end of Lake Coniston

Start is at the water’s Edge via car park of the Coniston Inn.

Parking is limited at the Hotel grounds; Local parking is nearby and pay and display carparks.


Safety cover will be provided by canoeist lifeguards, and by the BLDSA rescue boats.

Feel free to Bring your own Canoeist?


The presentation will take place at the water’s edge approximately 45mins after the end of each time.

Certificates will be awarded to all swimmers completing the Swim to the sunset swim with individual distance achieved.


The swim will be held at the northern end of lake Coniston, and this is will also be open to the public. The swim is early in the season and water temperatures can often still be cool.

Experienced swimmers this is an opportunity for you to Build your distance for your marathon swims, where else can you be supervised for 12 hours!

Novices. This is an opportunity to swim and build confidence, gain knowledge and experience from others.

Swimblers welcome too!

If you think you may be able to do 1.5K in 1 Hour, come and try it!

open to all swimmers, skins or wetsuits allowed.

All persons are advised to report any incidents, including near misses, to a nominated person who shall be named at the championship briefing meeting.

The BLDSA has in place Anti-Bullying and Child/ Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding Policies. Copies of which may be obtained from the BLDSA Safeguarding Officer.

Any person associated with the swim is expected to pay any car park charges that may be due from the parking of their vehicle.


Try the nearest Coniston Inn or go to www.booking.com

Enter here Members onlyEnter here NON Members only

Outer oblong 1.5km inner triangle 500m


All Day (Saturday)


Karen Purdy & Helen Liddle

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