Open Water Swimming Events Guide 2021

Our 2021 open water swimming calendar is now available and there’s a huge range of events to choose from. Whether you’re an experienced long distance swimmer, or dipping your toe into the water for the first time, we’ve got an event to suit you.

6th June: Epic Lakes Swim Ullswater is one of our longest standing events, based from Jenkins Field in Glenridding. You can choose from the 500m, the 1 mile or the 3.8k distance and wetsuits are optional. There’s a local village fete so bring the family for a great day out!

11th July: Epic Lakes Swim Derwent  has spectacular mountain views, based from Crow Park in Keswick. ENTRIES ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE as we are still confirming details with the National Trust for 2021. You can choose the 500m, the 1 mile or the 3.8k distance and wetsuits are optional. It’s traditionally been part of the National Trust Regatta Weekend, with loads of activities for children and families. 

17th July: ChillSwim Ullswater 7 Miles End to End is an incredible challenge for any open water swimmer. Start at Jenkins Field in Glenridding and swim the full 7 miles length of Ullswater to Pooley Bridge, wetsuits are optional. Ullswater is perhaps the most scenic of all the lakes and the views will not disappoint on this EPIC journey.

15th August: Epic Lakes Swim Coniston starts from the famous Blue Bird Cafe at Coniston Water. You can choose the 500m, the 1 mile or the 3.8k distance and wetsuits are optional. Enjoy the stunning views of Coniston Old Man.

4th September: Chillswim Coniston 5.25 Miles End to End is one of the classic open water swim events in the UK. Swim the full 5.25 miles length of Coniston to finish at Monk Coniston, wetsuits are optional. This is a real bucket list event for any open water swimmer, and guaranteed to be any incredible day.

18th September: Epic Lakes Swim Windermere starts from the stunning YMCA Lakeside Venue. You can choose the 500m, the 1 mile or the 5k distance and wetsuits are optional. This is the perfect finale to the open water swimming year!

Guided Windermere Swims: If you aspire to swim the length of Windermere, we can arrange a personal guided service and dates to suit you, read more about Windermere bookings HERE

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