Epic Lakes Swim Windermere, 19th September 2020


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The Epic Lakes Swim Windermere is final event of the Epic Lakes Open Water Swim Series. It takes place from YMCA Lakeside, Newby Bridge. You can choose either the 500m, the 1 mile or the 5km distances, depending upon your age and ability. Bring the family and join us for the season finale, it’s going to be another EPIC day out in the Lake District.

YMCA Lakeside
Stoller Campus
Newby Bridge
LA12 8BD

Date & Time:
Saturday 19th September 2020 – 8am onwards
Swimmers will be set off in a solo time trial format for social distancing.
The swims will be in the order of 5k, 1 mile, 500m

What do I need to enter?
There will be the option when entering the mile or the 5km 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/5km on the day of the event.

How much to enter:
The cost to enter the 500m/1mile/5km is £20/25/32. 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:
Epic Lakes Swim Windermere Medal
Swim Cap
Chip timing
Safety cover
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

How do I enter?
To enter the Epic Lakes Swim Windermere click here
To see who’s entered the Epic Lakes Swim Windermere click here

Swim Waves

Start Times for all swims CLICK HERE (excel doc)
Start Times for 500m CLICK HERE (pdf doc)
Start Times for 1mile CLICK HERE (pdf doc)
Start Times for 5k CLICK HERE (pdf doc)