Blog: event-day-tips

Plan your Great North Swim Thousands will be snapping on their swim caps, adjusting their nose clips and diving into nature at the Arla Great North Swim. Read our guide to Windermere. Getting prepared for the big day The Arla Great North Swim is nearly here. Dr Hussain Al-Zubaidi shares 10 top tips to help you prepare and get the most out of it What to wear for your dip into nature There aren’t any ‘best dressed’ awards in outdoor swimming, but you will need some basics to stay warm, stay safe and swim your best. Ready to find out what you should be packing in your swim bag? Let’s go… Power up your porridge ready for an outdoor swim We’re sharing two ways to make a winter staple - porridge - a bit more appealing, and definitely a bit more powerful. Food For A Great Swim Get prepped for your John West Great Swim event with CLIF Bar. Swim Secure's Open Water Safety Guide If you are a first timer the transition from pool to open water can be a daunting one, but with some simple safety steps the delights of the great outdoors are closer than you think. Tips For Your First 10K Swim Top tips to get you through your first open water marathon swim Keeping You Safe At Great Swim Events Our number one priority is ensuing you have a safe and happy swim with us.