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Brush-up Your Lifesaving Skills

By | 2018-01-11T11:00:09+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|News|

Adult Sessions at Kendal Lifesaving Club Kendal Lifesaving club are starting their adult sessions again on Friday 12th January 2018 at Kendal Leisure Centre from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Adult life saving club is monthly and this months session will be run by Pete Kelly who is a RLSS lifesaving instructor and experienced open water swimmer. If you have any [...]

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Ex-Demo Wetsuit Sale

By | 2017-09-27T11:19:17+00:00 September 27th, 2017|News|

The Swim the Lakes 2017 Ex-demo wetsuit sale is now on: There's some great bargains to be had, these suits will not be listed individually on the website, so please do ring for advice or come along to our Ambleside shop.  BlueSeventy Sprint BlueSeventy Fusion  Various WMS £89 WML £89WL £89 WXLA £79 SM [...]

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Super September Wetsuit Sale

By | 2017-11-22T14:35:13+00:00 September 5th, 2017|News|

Join in our super wetsuit sale and grab yourself a bargain MENS BlueSeventy Sprint XL (Ex-demo) RRP £165, Now £89 (not available online). Aqua sphere Pursuit XS RRP Now £119.00 BlueSeventy Sprint SM, M, MT RRP £165, Now £129.99 BlueSeventy Reaction SMT RRP £345, Now £310 BlueSeventy Thermal Helix L RRP £545, Now £444.99 [...]

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Swim in the UK’s First National Park World Heritage Site

By | 2017-07-11T16:00:37+00:00 July 11th, 2017|News|

The Lake District, which has been celebrated in paintings, drawings and words  since the 18th century, has been named a Unesco World heritage site this recognition means the region joins the ranks of Taj Mahal, the great wall of China , the Grand Canyon and Stonehenge as an important place of international acclaim. The [...]

4 Ways to Buy the Right Wetsuit From Swim the Lakes

By | 2018-04-09T11:05:30+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Blog, News|

A full range of BlueSeventy Wetsuits and the Orca Open Water Core wetsuit are back in stock for 2018 in men's and women's sizes. 4 ways to buy the right wetsuit for you Come and visit us in-store for a wetsuit fitting by our experts Ring or email us for some great advice, you [...]

Peter Rabbit on Location in Ambleside

By | 2017-04-03T19:15:42+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Ambleside, Blog, News|

There's been lots of activity in Ambleside today with the first Lake District on location filming of the new adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic, Peter Rabbit. It's a big feature film from Columbia Pictures with James Corden as Peter Rabbit and Sam Neil as Mr McGregor. Ambleside Toy Shop, just up from  'Swim [...]

The Wetsuit Fitting Experts

By | 2017-03-31T15:37:57+00:00 March 31st, 2017|News|

Get your New Wetsuit For the 2017 Season Its wetsuit selling season and the brand new BlueSeventy Sprints and Fusions are already in stock at Swim the Lakes, with the Reactions, Helix and AquaSphere suits due to arrive mid April. Swim the Lakes are the wetsuit fitting experts and we offer you 3 ways to get [...]

Swim all the Lake District in 2017

By | 2017-03-09T13:21:17+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Lake District, News|

The Great Lake District Swim Challenge 2017 - Swim ALL the Lake District in the ultimate open water challenge The Lake District is England’s largest national park and a world-class swimming destination, now in its third year, the Great Lake District Swim Challenge is to swim all the swim-able Lakes in the Lake District. The challenge [...]

Master Cold Water With a Blue Seventy Thermal Wetsuit

By | 2017-02-20T14:34:24+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Articles, Cold Water Swimming, News|

The Thermal Helix is based on blue seventy’s top wetsuit, the Helix. It has all of the major design features of the Helix, a suit that is regarded to be one of the best wetsuits around. It has the 5-5-4 mm construction (5 mm neoprene in the chest and torso, 4 mm in the legs) [...]

RLSS and British Tri Launch Strategy to Develop Open Water Swimming

By | 2017-01-25T11:59:15+00:00 January 25th, 2017|News|

The Royal Life Saving Society UK and British Triathlon have launched a joint strategy to set standards and grow safe open water swimming. British Triathlon and the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), the UK’s drowning prevention charity, have today (25 January) launched a joint strategy to help drive the development of,  and safe standards [...]

Endurance Adventurer Sean Conway Talks At Wilf’s

By | 2017-01-19T12:53:01+00:00 January 19th, 2017|News|

Sean Conway is probably best known for swimming the length of Britain in 2013, a challenge that many thought impossible, Sean disagreed and spent 4.5 months at sea proving it could be done. Sean is an endurance adventurer; in 2016 he completed the world’s longest ultra Triathlon around the coast of mainland Britain. He has [...]

Festive Opening Hours

By | 2017-10-30T11:31:16+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|News|

Swim the Lakes Christmas & New Year Opening Hours Our Ambleside shop opening hours for the festive season 2017-18 Sat 23rd 9.30am - 5pm Sun 24th Closed Mon 25th Closed Tue 26th Closed Wed 27th 10am - 5pm Thur 28th 10am -5pm Fri 29th 10am - 5pm Sat 30th 9.30am - 5pm Sun 31st [...]

Swim for Children in War

By | 2018-02-15T14:18:54+00:00 December 6th, 2016|News|

SWIM FOR CHILDREN IN WAR - A Virtual Swimming Event Swim the Lakes director Andrea Kelly launched, what she believes to be the first virtual swimming event that you can take part in anywhere, in January 2017. The challenge, in aid of Save the Children, is to swim a 10k swimming marathon, indoors or outdoors [...]

Christmas Deliveries & Returns 2017

By | 2017-10-30T11:05:51+00:00 December 6th, 2016|News|

Christmas Deliveries. We can dispatch items as usual until Thursday 21st Dec 2017 using our standard UK service via Royal Mail. Parcels should reach you in time for Christmas, however we do recommend our 'express uk' Service, if your item is needed for Christmas. After 1pm on 21st December we will continue to dispatch [...]

Kicking off the Festivities

By | 2017-10-30T11:23:56+00:00 November 15th, 2016|News|

This weekend its Ambleside's Christmas Lights Festival and we're kicking off the festivities with 20% off all goggles in-store and online 10% off Dryrobes in-Store only There's also a glass of warming ginger wine for those who have been for a chilly dip, So come on down to one of the best weekends in Ambleside [...]

Swallows and Amazons adventure now a reality for swimmers

By | 2016-10-28T15:04:44+00:00 October 21st, 2016|News|

Fans of Arthur Ransome’s classic Lakes’ story Swallows and Amazons will have a chance to live the adventure for themselves next summer. Ambleside-based Swim the Lakes are hosting a weekend activity holiday which includes a sail on “Captain Flint’s houseboat” and a swim to Wild Cat Island. The base for the weekend is Low Bank [...]

Night Swimming With Secret Britain

By | 2017-10-30T11:34:12+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Blog, News, Wild Swimming|

At the end of last Summer we had the pleasure of taking Ellie Harrison and the Secret Britain team night swimming for a BBC programme that focused on the secrets of the Lake District. The episode aired earlier this year,  you might have seen see it. It was a beautiful evening and, with the [...]

Free Great North Swim with Brathay

By | 2016-10-28T15:04:45+00:00 May 27th, 2016|News|

We like what Brathay do, and what they stand for here at Swim the Lakes and are keen to find them some swimmers for the Great North Swim and to help them raise some money for their work… There is one catch: We’ve only got 2 and a bit weeks before the swim and the question is… are YOU up for the challenge?

The Naked Truth

By | 2017-10-30T11:40:02+00:00 April 4th, 2016|Blog, News|

Our news piece last Friday (1st April) re The Great Naked Swim Challenge was, as many of you guessed, an April fool, Thank you for all for your interest and support. We didn't get any takers which means either the idea of swimming naked across Windermere doesn't appeal to anyone (although I'm sure it [...]

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