Arla Great North Swim
9-11 June 2023



At the Arla Great North Swim

The Arla Great North Swim, at Windermere, has something for everyone, for all ages and all abilities, whether you’re a seasoned swimmer or a beginner. Choose your distance from Swim250, Half Mile, 1 Mile, 2 Miles, 5k and 10k, and join thousands of like-minded people and set yourself an open water challenge in the great outdoors at the UK’s biggest open water swim event. For over thirteen years Great Swim has provided tens of thousands of swimmers with exhilarating, challenging and safe open water swimming events.
If you're going to swim, make it a great swim!

*(Price shown includes £2 booking fee)

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9 - 11 June 2023
Great North Swim

10 June 2023
Great North SwimRun

9 - 11 June 2023
Great North Swim

10 June 2023
Great North SwimRun



The location at Brockhole on Windermere, in the heart of the Lake District is stunning. The land of Wordsworth and Wainwright, you’ll find gorgeous scenery, incredible wildlife and a rich cultural heritage. Brockhole comes alive on Great North Swim weekend, with fun for the whole family including outdoor activities and adventure play, local food and drink stalls, shopping and a warm welcome for four-legged friends.

Training Advice

Great Swim is delighted to bring you the best advice to support you on your journey.
Whether you’re new to open-water swimming, training for your first event or have your eye on a PB; we can help as you prepare to take on your next challenge.

Our official charity

Swim for WaterAid

Here at The Great Swims, we’re delighted to announce WaterAid as our Event Charity Partner. Join their team today and help bring the joy of clean water to people around the world

Find out more about swimming for WaterAid

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