august, 2019

24aug7:55 pm- 7:55 pmBLDSA Loch Lomond Relay


Event Details

Loch Lomond Relay 2019

2019 is the 60th Anniversary of the first solo swim of Loch Lomond by Commander Gerry Forsberg. Only around 60 swimmers have since completed this challenging swim, so in 2019 we are having a celebratory relay swim on Saturday 24th August.  Teams will have a staggered start to finish around 8pm, so for some it will be a very early start. The spirit of the event is one of fun and celebration, so rules will be at a minimum, and the expectation is that participants will act within this umbrella.

Each team will be led by a previous solo swimmer, who must be in current membership of the BLDSA, plus 3-5 others, who need not be members. Changeover points will be at various intervals, allowing team members to complete legs from approx. 0.5 to 5 miles, according to their wishes and capabilities.

Reduced price accommodation will be available on Inchmurrin, by kind generosity of Morag Scott and her family on a first come, first served basis, where there will be a celebratory event on the Sunday lunchtime.

The cost is £250 per team, with a non-returnable deposit of £50 required to book a place, the rest payable by one month before. Entries will be capped at around 15 teams or when the Safety Officer considers it wise to do so. The Sunday lunchtime event will cost £10 per person.

The two BLDSA Safety boats will be on the Loch, but each team is required to be self-sufficient with its own escorts on land and water. Kayaks will be allowed.

There is a small organising committee of Janet Wilson, Jean Wilkin- Oxley and Caroline Lewis, so please ask one of them if you have questions.

A cheque for £50 plus the names of the swimmers should be sent to Janet Wilson, 20, Padgett Court, Ben Rhydding Drive, Ilkley, West Yorkshire. LS29 8AU. Further information will then be sent.

Email  mobile 07957 348328



(Saturday) 7:55 pm - 7:55 pm


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

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