Great North Swim

Great North Swim – One Mile – Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June 2024
Taking place in the stunning surroundings of Windermere in the Lake District, the Arla Great North Swim is a weekend-long celebration of open water swimming. Expect beautiful scenery, the best local food and drink, outdoor activities and thousands of like-minded people coming together – more of an open-water adventure than a race.
The 1m distance is specifically for charity swimmers and is equivalent to swimming around 64 lengths of a standard 25m swimming pool.
The average completion time is around 40 minutes.
Entrants must be 16 or over on the day of the event. Swimmers can choose to wear a wetsuit or not – but those opting out must have a high-visibility tow float.
Fully trained kayakers, lifeguards and manned boats are on hand to monitor swimmers all around the course, keeping swimmers safe and well.
Entry Fee: £20
Fundraising Target: £175
Find out more on the organiser’s website here (Arla Great North Swim (

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