Saturday 5th Sept 2020, 9:00am BLDSA Windermere 10.5 miles Seniors & Juniors – all strokes, none wetsuit and wetsuit Windermere is the longest “Lake”
Saturday 5th Sept 2020, 9:00am
BLDSA Windermere 10.5 miles Seniors & Juniors – all strokes, none wetsuit and wetsuit
Windermere is the longest “Lake” in England with a rich history of people completing the swim. The swim starts at Fell Foot park and finishes at the top end of the lake just after Ambleside Pier. At 10.5 miles it’s a challenging and iconic swim but you will be treated to beautiful scenery all the way up the lake. For the 1st time for 2020, we will be allowing wetsuit swimmers to swim along the traditional non-wetsuit swimmers. Only non-wetsuit BLDSA member swimmers will be eligible for the Championship however.
Non member and wetsuit places will be limited and will be issued on a first come basis, assuming all the pre requisite conditions are met.
Why not join us after the swim for a meal and presentation back at the start of the swim at the Fell Foot National Trust Activity Base (approx. 8pm).
Pre-requisites for the swim are having swam an open water swim over 5.5 miles in 3.5 hours. Your entry will only be fully accepted with proof of this swim. Entries will be considered prior to this being met, but this will have to be complete by the end of June 2020 for full acceptance.
All swimmers have to have a crew to take part in the swim. You can provide your own or the BLDSA can try and provide one for you numbers permitting
Windermere Non-wetsuit providing own crew – £120
Windermere Non-wetsuit BLDSA providing crew – £220
Windermere Wetsuit providing own crew – £120
Windermere Wetsuit BLDSA providing crew – £220
Juniors will be allowed to swim providing they can give proof of experience in events of this magnitude. See options for pricing from £20
Non member prices are as above +£50.00
Rowing boats are available from Ambleside but these must be organised by the swimmer, who must also provide their own crew. Unfortunately the BLDSA can no longer facilitate rowing boats due to the insurance implications imposed by the hire company. Please be aware the hire company will make a charge for delivery of the rowing boat to Fell Foot and again you may have to arrange your own insurance.
Pre-requisites include an open water 5.5 mile swim in 3.5 hours.
Swim Secretary: Chris Malpass
(Saturday) 9:00 am
Lake District National Park Cumbria UK