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Night Swimming With Secret Britain

By |2017-10-30T11:34:12+00:00July 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+00:00May 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+00:00April 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 [...]

The Great Naked Swim Challenge

By |2016-10-28T15:04:45+00:00March 31st, 2016|News|

Our new challenge swim launched today is the ultimate adventure experience for open water swimmers - The Great Naked Swim Challenge. While the tough ladies and gents of the swimming world go in 'skins', our latest challenge is to take this literally and drop the trunks and costumes before taking the plunge. Participants will shed their clothes [...]

All Together Now for Ambleside

By |2017-11-07T12:56:00+00:00March 9th, 2016|Ambleside, Blog, Lake District, News|

A new group has been formed bringing together the businesses and supporters of Ambleside to promote the town, its attractions and events. Ambleside Together has been created by a group of local business people as a response to the winter storms and the impact on tourism and visitor numbers. The first challenge for the [...]

Waterhead Improvement Scheme Started

By |2017-11-07T12:44:25+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Ambleside, Blog, Lake District, News|

The redevelopment of Waterhead, Ambleside is in full swing. The improvement to Waterhead  promenade will include resurfacing walkways, repairing walls and installing a ‘panorama’ board, to identify key Lakeland landmarks that can be seen from the shore.   Theres also new benches and seating, better landscaping and railings and litter bins all designed to [...]

Ambleside to Host First Festival of the Fells

By |2017-11-07T12:48:18+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Ambleside, Blog, News|

Ambleside is to host the country’s first Festival of the Fells, offering a feast of walking, swimming, scrambling and talks in the town. The event, in September, will celebrate the landscape, culture, history and outdoor activity in the heart of the Lake District. Organised by Ambleside Together, the festival will be staged over four [...]

Free Great North Swim Places

By |2016-10-28T15:04:45+00:00February 19th, 2016|News|

Free Charity Great North Swim Places with the Meningitis Trust. Meningitis Now are offering free charity places in the Great North Swim in June for anyone who would like to take part, in return for a minimum of £150 sponsorship. The Great North Swim in Windermere is Europe’s largest open water sponsored event, and where [...]

Offers on New Robies Range for Winter Swimmers

By |2017-10-30T12:02:33+00:00January 29th, 2016|Ambleside, News, Open Water Swimming|

Swim the Lakes has teamed up with everyone's favourite changing robe brand, Robies to offer winter swimmers a great introductory deal on their new range of swimming changing robes. Welcome to the Team Robies:) The highlight of the range is the new Event Jacket from Robies which will appeal to Ice Swimming enthusiasts competing in The [...]

Head to the Hills becomes Swim the Lakes

By |2017-11-23T14:39:25+00:00December 29th, 2015|Ambleside, Blog, Media Hounds, News|

The iconic Lake District adventure firm Head to the Hills has re-branded as Swim the Lakes. “This reflects more accurately what we do and who we are, the Lake District’s open water swimming specialists,” says co-owner Pete Kelly. He and his wife Andrea have been inviting enthusiasts to join the adventure since 2005 when [...]

Ambleside Christmas Lights

By |2018-10-24T14:11:08+00:00November 2nd, 2015|Ambleside, News|

The 3rd Saturday in November marks the official start of Christmas every year in Ambleside and in 2018 that's Saturday 17th November and its the day of the big Christmas lights switch on.  Alongside the annual Rush-bearing procession and the famous Ambleside sports this is one of those days in the year where locals [...]

2017 Swim Calendar

By |2017-01-12T12:25:55+00:00October 30th, 2015|News|

Planning your swims and actives for 2017? You can see what we have planned for 2017 in our swim calendar. Our Swim calendar has our short guided wild swims and introduction courses suitable for those starting out in open water and the adventure day swims and swim breaks suitable for confident swimmers. If you need [...]

Open Water Swimming Courses in the Lake District

By |2017-10-30T12:07:50+00:00October 30th, 2015|News|

Get into outdoor swimming in the fabulous surroundings of the Lake District National Park or boost your confidence and skills training for open water swimming events with these awesome open water swimming workshops.  Introduction to Open Water Swimming The perfect introduction to open water swimming for beginners, we make it easy for you to get in the water [...]


By |2017-01-12T12:42:31+00:00October 29th, 2015|News|

Many Thanks for your kind support, we have received over a hundred emails and expressions of interest. We are unable to reply to each individually but please be assured we do have your messages. We are talking with a couple of other similar groups and individuals who may be able to help us. The £20 - [...]

End of Season Wetsuit Sale

By |2016-10-28T15:04:45+00:00September 1st, 2015|News|

Come and grab a bargain. We have some ex-demo and New BlueSeventy wetsuits at discount prices for sale. Ex demos from £69, New from £119.99   New Suits AquaSphere Pursuit RRP £185; NOW £119.99 Sprint RRP £165; NOW £131.99 Fusion RRP £245, NOW 199.99 Reaction RRP £345; NOW £276.99 Ex Demos (individually priced) from: £69 -  £169 Various sizes, sprint, fusion, reaction. [...]

Test Drive A BlueSeventy Helix

By |2017-10-30T12:10:57+00:00May 30th, 2015|News|

Take a super fast Helix for a spin in Windermere with the BlueSeventy and Head to the Hills. The Helix has won more races than any other wetsuit, ever. If you are considering a wetsuit upgrade to improve your performance this season then do not miss this opportunity to test drive a BlueSeventy Helix. [...]

Open Water Swim Training in The Lake District

By |2017-10-30T10:47:21+00:00March 4th, 2015|News, Open Water Swimming|

Open water and outdoor swimming events in the Lake District grow more popular every year and as the sport develops so is the demand for open water swim training. Introduction to Open Water Swimming Swim the Lakes run popular Introduction to Open Water Swimming workshops for swimmers who are making the transition from pool to open [...]

The Great Lake District Swim Challenge

By |2017-01-12T18:55:36+00:00March 1st, 2015|News|

Introducing The Great Lake District Swim Challenge   The Lake District is England's largest national park and a world-class swimming destination,  the Great Lake District Swim Challenge is to swim across all the swim-able Lakes in the national park. The challenge has two parts; The Great Lake District Swim Challenge West trip is a fantastic [...]

Stickle Tarn For Sale

By |2016-10-28T15:04:45+00:00January 27th, 2015|News|

Stickle Tarn For Sale Stickle Tarn is one of the iconic features of the Lake District, it’s not just a tarn as for many it encompasses what the Lake District means to them. Their first Lake District fell walk, a first wild swim, an epic climb; it’s a place of inspiration that leads for many [...]

Guided Wild Swim Adventures

By |2017-10-30T12:34:06+00:00October 30th, 2014|News|

Feed your sense of adventure with wild swimming. Swim the Lakes have some fantastic guided wild swim adventures, from morning secret swims to our Adventure Swim Breaks all based in the Lake District nations park, its a natural home for outdoor swimming and is one of the most popular wild swimming destinations in the [...]

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