Windermere, Lake District
09 June 2023

Great North Swim

 

Timetable

2023 event day timetable*:

Time Distance
FRIDAY 9 June  
Friday 11:00  Information point opens
Friday 13:00 10k swim
Friday 13:45 5k swim
Friday 15:00 5k swim
Friday 16:00 2 mile swim
Friday 16:45 2 mile swim
Friday 17:00 2 mile swim

*Please Note. All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event.

10k Swimmers
Feed stations will be in place. Any swimmers wishing to use the feed station to hydrate will need to bring their own collapsible cup, as there are no plastic bottles at the event.

 

2023 event day timetable*:

Time Distance
SATURDAY 10 June  
Saturday 7:30 Information point opens
Saturday 09:30 Half mile swim
Saturday 10:00 Half mile swim
Saturday 10:30 1 mile swim
Saturday 11:00 1 mile swim
Saturday 11:30 1 mile swim
Saturday 12:30 1 mile swim
Saturday 13:00 1 mile swim
Saturday 13:30 1 mile swim
Saturday 14:00 1 mile swim
Saturday 14:30 Swim 250
Saturday 15:00 Swim 250

*Please Note. All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event

 

2023 event day timetable*:

Original time Distance
SUNDAY 11 June  
Sunday 7:30 Information point opens
Sunday 08:00 10k swim
Sunday 08:00 5k swim
Sunday 08:45 2 mile swim
Sunday 09:30 1 mile swim
Sunday 10:00 1 mile swim
Sunday 10:30 Half mile swim
Sunday 11:00 Swim250

*Please Note: All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event.

10k Swimmers
Feed stations will be in place. Any swimmers wishing to use the feed station to hydrate will need to bring their own collapsible cup, as there are no plastic bottles at the event.

 

Wetsuit Policy

 

Wetsuit use is optional at all Great Swim events for water temperatures of 15C or above. Swimmers choosing not to wear a wetsuit MUST use an approved high visibility tow float, swimmers wearing wetsuits can also choose to swim with a tow float. This only applies to swimmers aged over 16 years old. Swimmers aged under 16 will be required to wear a wetsuit.

Water Safety

 

We just want to reassure you that you are in very safe hands while taking part in your swim. We have lots of fully trained water safety kayakers, lifeguards and boats monitoring you all the way around, so you're never far from some friendly support.

If you find yourself struggling, or in need of a little breather, just lay on your back or tread water and pop your hand up, and one of our safety team will make their way to you to check everything is ok. We have plenty of safety craft on the water and someone will reach you as quickly as possible.