DERWENTWATER, Sunday August 14th 2022 EVENT OVERVIEW: Derwentwater nestles under Cat Bells with Borrowdale at the southern end. The river Derwent comes into the water here adding a refreshing surprise during the
DERWENTWATER, Sunday August 14th 2022
Derwentwater nestles under Cat Bells with Borrowdale at the southern end. The river Derwent comes into the water here adding a refreshing surprise during the longer triangular swim of 5 miles.
The start for the 5 mile swim, is from the Keswick Launch piers, to the south end of the Lake then east towards Kettlewell beach and back to the piers.
A second, 2 mile swim, sets off a little later from Kettlewell Beach on the eastern shore, with both swims finishing back at the piers together.
For those also swimming Ullswater the day before and entering the longer Derwentwater swim, there is a price reduction and an extra Northern Lakes Challenge Certificate.
Some duos swap, swimming one lake and paddling for the other.
Swimmers for both events need to provide their own Kayak and paddler.
Briefing for both swims is on the beach by the Launch piers near the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick. There is ample parking.
Presentations will be held on the beach after the last swimmers have completed.
Tel 01257 268946
Championship entry will require BLDSA membership and is for non-wetsuit swimmers in traditional costumes.
5 mile triangular swim seniors and veterans £60, Juniors £10.
2 mile swim senior and veterans £40. Juniors £10.
Juniors must have a parent or guardian present at all times during the events.
There will be open category places for both swims, where wetsuits or non-traditional costumes are allowed. If you are a BLDSA member prices are the same.
For non-members 5 mile seniors and veterans £110 juniors £20.
For non-members 2 mile seniors and veterans £90, juniors £20.
for both swims 8.30 am at Keswick Launch Piers.
Briefing for both swims 9am. Kayakers must register and attend the briefing.
5 mile swim starts at 9.30am.
2 mile swim starts 10.30am at Kettlewell Beach National Trust car park. (NOT AVAILABLE IN 2021)
Both swims finish at the beach near Keswick Launch piers.
Cut off times 5.5 hours and 2.5 hours.
There are campsites, a YHA and B&Bs in Keswick.
Swimmers must have a kayak escorting them for this event, the kayaker should be experienced in rough waters and head wind conditions and ideally should have a BCU 2 star award.
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Entries Open 1st November 2021
(Sunday) 8:00 am
Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DJ, United Kingdom
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