Great North Swim 2012
British Gas Great North Swim is the UK's biggest outdoor swimming event will again be held at Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel & Marina on Lake Windermere on 17th to 19th June 2012.
10,000 swimmers will take to the water at Low Wood Bay to complete a 1 mile outdoor swim, with a shorter 1/2 mile event as well as a more demanding 2 mile swim too this year.
The swim is a brilliant challenge for all swimming abilities, from Olympic champions to first timers to experience the thrill of open-water swimming.
Highlights will be shown on TV as some of the world’s top swimmers go head-to-head in the elite races or spectators can view the event from Low Wood Bay’s beautiful lawns which host a grandstand seating area overlooking the course and large screens around the event site, family and friends can watch all the action.
Windermere is England’s largest lake at 10.5 miles long (17km), stretching from Ambleside in the North to Newby Bridge in the South.
Surrounded by some of the nation’s most spectacular natural scenery, the Lake District National Park – Low Wood Bay provides an inspiring outdoor swim venue.
Great North Swim Hotels & Accommodation
Low Wood Bay is proud to host the Great North Swim and we look forward to welcoming participants and supporters to the shore of Lake Windermere. Our reservations team would be happy to assist if you require accommodation to allow you to enjoy the Great North Swim weekend and explore more of the Lake District. If you prefer to be a short distance away from the event, English Lakes also have other hotels close by. Telephone: 08456 015 478
For travel advice please see the following resource on the Great North Swim website.
Safety comes first
Relax and enjoy your Great Swim, safe in the knowledge that expert kayakers and safety boats are with you every stroke of the way. Our advanced safety system also lets us know exactly who is in the water. Swimmers will set off in waves of approximately 300 every half an hour.
Video Highlights from the Great North Swim 2011 - Run time (2m 29s)
Need more information?
Please contact us by phone on:
08458 503 502 (UK)
Callers from outside of the UK please use;
+44 (0)15394 33338
You can also find further contact details on our contact us page.