The Derwent Epic Lakes Swim is event 2 of the Epic Lakes Open Water Swim Series. It takes place from Crow Park, in Keswick and forms part of the National Trust Regatta Weekend. You can choose either the 500m, the 1 mile or the ‘Iron’ 3.8k distances, depending upon your age and ability. On the day, there will be a whole range of activities organised by the National Trust for their Regatta Weekend. There will be children’s crafts, cannon fire, stalls and entertainment, a fairground, food and refreshments. It’s a fantastic venue, in a great location, with stunning views. All in all, it’s an EPIC day out, so bring your family and join us in Keswick, you’ll be glad you did!
Opposite the Theatre by the Lake
Date & Time:
Sunday 5th July 2020
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.
Washing and drying of equipment/wetsuits needs to take place at least 48 hours prior to use in Derwent Water. As Derwent Water has Crassula, washing down after the event is particularly important to prevent spread to other watercourses and lakes.
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 Friday prior to the event or when the event fills, whichever occurs first.
Included within your entry is:
Derwent Epic Lakes Swim Medal
Event photographs free to download from our Facebook 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
What wave am I swimming in?
Swim waves for the 1 mile & 3.8k event will be released on the Monday prior to the event. There is only 1 wave for the 500m swim.