Coniston Water is a beautiful lake set in the stunning scenery of the fells where you can join this popular event. Test yourself to swim the 5.25 miles in the
Coniston Water is a beautiful lake set in the stunning scenery of the fells where you can join this popular event. Test yourself to swim the 5.25 miles in the sweet tasting clear water that was so loved by Arthur Ransome and his children of ‘Swallows and Amazons’.
Entries open 00:05 2nd January 2020.
Swimmers must have a kayak escorting them for this event, you need to bring your own, they must be experienced in rough water conditions and ideally should have a BCU 2 star award.
The course goes from Water Park at the southern end of Coniston Water and you swim until you run out of water, finishing at Monk Coniston at the northern end of the lake.
Transport will be provided for all swimmers to the start, we ask that kayakers and supporters make their own way there. However, please note that we are not allowed to park at Water Park – but you can drop off kayaks in advance. This is why we allow so much time between the briefing and the start (see below). You WILL have time to organise all of the logistical requirements, so all swimmers and kayakers MUST attend the briefing.
This swim is for BLDSA members only, but open to Juniors, Seniors and Vets, and is for skins swimmers only.
Time – 8:30am registration; 9:30am briefing; 12noon swim start
The presentation will be on the beach as soon as possible after the last swimmer has finished.
For more information please contact:
(Saturday) 12:00 pm
Lake Rd, Coniston LA21 8AN, United Kingdom
Michelle HardyConiston events email@example.com