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Open water swimming – UK’s first tow floats made from recycled bottles

By |2021-05-11T16:46:19+01:00May 11th, 2021|News|

AS even more people enjoy open water swimming this summer Ambleside based outdoor swim guiding company Swim the Lakes is urging people to be safe. Swim the Lakes owners, husband and wife team Andrea and Pete Kelly, say amongst the essential kit people need are swim tow floats. They keep swimmers safer and visible [...]

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2020 End of Season Wetsuit Sale

By |2021-05-11T16:25:28+01:00October 5th, 2020|News|

We have some end of season great offers on wetsuits. We have some Ex-Demo suits and some big reductions on selected new suits. You can read more about the Zone3 and BlueSeventy Suits here: To buy one of these Ex-Demo or sale suits please take a look at the size chart first on [...]

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Swim The Lakes’ Statement for Covid-19.

By |2021-05-11T16:16:48+01:00March 16th, 2020|News|

We are happy to help online and on the phone. You can still place online orders and we will dispatch your order as soon as possible. You can also ring us on 015394 33826 to place orders and make bookings. Our shop in Ambleside is temporarily closed. Update on Current Situation 12/05/20 Following  government [...]

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End of Season Wetsuit Sale 2018

By |2018-09-23T19:44:00+01:00September 11th, 2018|News|

Ahh sadly summer is slipping away and swim wetsuits are running out of stock. Our end of season wetsuit sale is now on. New Wetsuits on Sale BlueSeventy Sprint (sorry no ladies left) - RRP £175 - Now £149.99 BlueSeventy Fusions - RRP £275 - Now £219.99 BlueSeventy Reactions - RRP £425 - Now [...]

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5 key points on Blue Green Algae for Swimmers

By |2018-07-24T11:37:22+01:00July 24th, 2018|News|

In the hot weather you might be hearing reports of Blue Green Algae and be wondering how this will affect you. Here a five key points to take away. 1.Blanket warnings may be issued for an entire lake, even though only a small area of that lake may be affected. Use your common sense [...]

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Puffins Make a Nest in the Lake District

By |2021-05-11T16:08:28+01:00May 22nd, 2018|News, Sutainability|

Swim the Lakes launch a new company - Puffin Swim. The north’s leading open water swimming experts Swim the Lakes have launched a new company - Puffin Swim, which aims to combine swim safety and adventure with sustainability. Puffin is made for adventure Puffin Swim is passionate about swimming outdoors and the real adventure [...]

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Brush-up Your Lifesaving Skills

By |2018-01-11T11:00:09+01:00October 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+01:00September 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+01:00September 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+01:00July 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 |2019-05-09T15:32:35+01:00April 27th, 2017|Blog, News|

A full range of BlueSeventy Wetsuits and the Orca Open Water Core wetsuit are back in stock 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 can [...]

Peter Rabbit on Location in Ambleside

By |2017-04-03T19:15:42+01:00April 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 |2020-05-23T17:00:14+01:00March 31st, 2017|News|

Get your New Wetsuit For the 2020 Season Its wetsuit selling season and the BlueSeventy Sprints, Fusions and Reactions are in stock at Swim the Lakes, Ambleside. Swim the Lakes are the wetsuit fitting experts and we offer you 3 ways to get the wetsuit that's right for you. 1) Wetsuit Fittings In-store Come and [...]

Swim all the Lake District in 2017

By |2017-03-09T13:21:17+01:00March 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 |2021-04-27T10:28:26+01:00February 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 [...]

RLSS and British Tri Launch Strategy to Develop Open Water Swimming

By |2017-01-25T11:59:15+01:00January 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+01:00January 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+01:00December 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 |2020-02-03T13:01:52+01:00December 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 [...]


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