Some great comments left by the awesome swimmers in the 2012 Utterly Buttermere Swim.

Utterly Buttermere Swim Guest Reviews 2012


Just wanted to say thank you for an amazing day on Sunday despite the weather!It was an amazing event in an amazing location.  Well done to you all especially the kayakers who were amongst the best I’ve seen at any event. Thanks again, Jon Hayes


Hi Pete, Andrea, still trying to stop smiling, brilliant day. Regards, Nick


Excellent! Well done, Can’t believe some of the times, the swimmers were amazing. Great location even in bad weather! L Brooks-sanders


Hi Pete, Andrea; Just wanted to say thanks again for Sunday.  Really enjoyed it in spite of the weather and would love to do the 5k next year. Robin Niblock.


Top day mate. Looking forward to next year already. L. Barber


Next year I’ll join you for 10k. P Smith



A big thank you to Pete and Andrea for organising such a great swim in a wonderful location and to the guy in the kayak who followed me all the way round

the 1.5k swim, thank you very much. See you next year. Dorothy Mills.


Well done guys …brilliant event, despite the weather!! looking forward to next year already xx  T Rackley


I fancy the 10K next year, just for the orange hat kudos at the start! P Ellis


A massive thank you to the safety marshals and kayakers, they did a fantastic job, in pretty naff conditions… T MacInnes


….actually…..and oddly….the swim was probably better for the weather….but perhaps it if could just rain on the lake and during the swim….:)
like I said before it was awesome….organisation, safety cover all great and big thanks for having the idea and running with it…everyone I spoke to  (mainly squeezed into the ladies loo to change!!!) had had a ball. No-one gave a hoot about the weather. Even my friend who isn’t a swimmer stood around for two hours watching :).  Louise

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The kayaks were great guides around the route & it was so reassuring & motivating to see the marshals when swimming alone. Brilliant event! MH Joyce


I actually thought the weather was perfect after the mad swim on bank hol recce swim. Seemed really calm apart from the top end coming back, which was a little choppy. Great atmosphere and crew, and hardcore spectators who stayed till the end applauding each finisher in turn. Brilliant day. R Oya.


Well done on a great event. J Carr


Big thanks to supporters and safety marshals. Did swim around feeling really sorry for you all. P Butterworth


Superb! A huge thank you to all the people behind the scenes and kayakers! Loved every minute of it. Adrian Morris


Had a great time:-) it was particularly tough going towards the end of the 10k but felt very safe because of the great kayak support.

It was also lovely as my chap was able to walk around the lake on my second lap with me – although I think he was wetter than me!! Thank you!!

Polly Atkin


Ditto on all the kayak comments… My biggest thought when getting slapped in the face over and over again with the waves was ‘could be worse…could be one of the guys in the kayaks’! Thank you! Helen Loughran


A big thank-you to the lady in the kayak who stayed with me for the last 5k – I was that bedraggled last man out of the water……Simon Horriben


Big well done to all and a big thank you to the guys in kayaks the wind was mental and the chop crazy. A great event all round well done you guys, Steve Tonkin


Enjoyed the event and great safety cover.  L Jobling


# I’m swimming in the rain, # Just swimming in the rain … 🙂  K Midgely


Kayak Cover and the marshals were plentiful…certainly never seen that sort of ratio of cover to swimmers before….One of the best advantages of the swim was being able to climb out at pretty much any point. P Smith.


Utterly Butterly, what a great swim! I was in the lead pack of the 5km and thought the safety cover was excellent…we need more events like this that help us to push our limits. J Orion.


I had a great time during the utterly Buttermere… The Kayakers and marshals were great. Tors Hamilton


Had a great day and completed my first 10k – despite the wind and rain!! Thank you, particularly to the kayakers. Polly Atkin


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Thanks, Pete, Andrea and all your smiley helpers, kayakers, spectators and fellow swimmers. Never ceases to amaze me this sport, no matter the weather always brings a smile. Northeast Budgy Smuggler!!!


It was brilliant!


Loved it today, weather made it an even more memorable experience. Many thanks to the organisers and especially to the volunteers. from all at Darwen Seals


Thanks again, really enjoyed the swim and looking forward to signing up for next year!  Rob Dart


Had a great day. thanks to everyone involved. Be back for the 10k next year. K Soward


Absolute top event, many thanks 🙂 Ian Clarkson


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