september, 2021

11sep9:00 amBLDSA St. Mary's Loch3.25 miles, 6.5 miles and 1km events.


Event Details

This is a challenging swim in a remote area on the Scottish Borders. There are 1km, 3.25 miles and 6.5 mile events, the longer 2 needing a personal escort boat or kayak, provided by the swimmer. In return for your efforts you are treated to unrivalled scenery, refreshment and excellent company. The swim starts and finishes on the Tibbie Sheils campsite, where camping and other accommodation is available.

There are no conventional trophies for this event, except a shield awarded to the oldest person to complete the two way event. However the event is very much one to celebrate personal success and every successful swimmer is rewarded for their efforts.

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

Tel: mobile number 07957 348328

Kayak Support

Swimmers must have a kayak escorting them for this event, you need to bring your own, they should be experienced in rough water conditions and ideally should have a BCU 2 star award.



1 km Member EventThis is for BLDSA MEMBERS ONLY NON Member St Marys 1K EntryThis is for NON MEMBERS ONLY 3.25 milesThis is for BLDSA MEMBERS ONLY




6.5 miles membersThis is for BLDSA MEMBERS ONLY  NON Member St. Mary's eventThis is for NON MEMBERS ONLY



PDF entry form

Entry Form

Info PDF, please read before entering



(Saturday) 9:00 am


St. Mary's Loch

Scottish Borders


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


  1. Hi I have passed on your comments to the swim secretary who has made several attempts to contact you previously. Have you got an updated email and phone number that we may use to contact you.
    Richard Hardy
    BLDSA Hon. Safety Officer


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