To enter the Epic Lakes Swim Coniston click here – EVENT FULL
The Epic Lakes Swim Coniston is event 3 of the Epic Lakes Open Water Swim Series. It takes place at Monk Coniston, at the North end of the lake. You can choose either the 500m, the 1 mile or the ‘Iron’ 3.8k distances, depending upon your age and ability. Coniston provides yet another fantastic venue, with stunning views and it’s a great family day out. Visit the famous Bluebird Cafe or take a ride on the Steam Gondola. Coniston is of course famous for Donald Campbell’s speed record, but you can take things a bit more leisurely and enjoy the surroundings. It’s going to be another EPIC day of swimming, come and join us!
The format for the swims will be different to our previous events and will be based on a ‘time trial’ format which will follow the latest Swim England and Government guidelines. To ensure safety and social distancing there will be no mass start for any events. Swimmers will be allocated a specific start time and will start in the water at pre-determined intervals. We’ve worked closely with the local council, the National Park & National Trust to make this swim possible and we can guarantee both a safe and enjoyable event for everyone.
We will have a live leaderboard throughout the day, both onsite and online, to keep you and your followers updated with swim times during the event. We can still guarantee a great atmosphere with our MC on the mic, music and a great finish line team. Presentations will be live on Facebook, with prizes for various categories.
Monk Coniston Car Park
Date & Time:
Sunday 16th August 2020 from 08:00am
What do I need to enter?
There will be the option when entering the mile or the 3.8km races to swim without a wetsuit (Skin Swimmer). You must have previous event experience of swimming without a wetsuit which must be provided at the point of entry. Tow Floats will be compulsory for all Skin Swimmers. For all other competitors wetsuits are compulsory. Shortie type wetsuits are allowed if you are an experienced swimmer, but we recommend full length arms and legs due to the cold temperatures. If you are susceptible to the cold, we would also recommend neoprene hats, socks and gloves. The minimum age for competitors is 11/14/17 for 500m/1mile/3.8km on the day of the event.
How much to enter:
The cost to enter the 500m/1mile/3.8k is £20/25/29. Entries will close either at 12 noon on the Thursday prior to the event or when the event fills, whichever occurs first.
Included within your entry is:
Coniston Epic Lakes Swim Medal
Event photographs free to download from ourFacebook page
Where can I find out more about the course and the event?
To read more about the event and what to expect on the day, read the event ‘guidance notes’ by CLICKING HERE
How do I enter?
To enter the Epic Lakes Swim Consiton click here – EVENT FULL
To see who’s entered the Epic Lakes Swim Coniston click here
Swimmers will be setting off individually this year at pre-determined intervals to enable the event to be Covid Secure. You can find your car park arrival time & your swim compound access time HERE (document updated 13.08.20 – 14:20)