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How to go Lake Swimming in the Dark

By |2017-10-26T19:00:31+00:00October 26th, 2017|Articles, Water Adventures, Wild Swimming|

Swimming at night is an amazing experience that should be on your bucket list, but please do it safely, here we share our experience and tips on how to go lake swimming in the dark. How to go Lake Swimming in the dark: Do a daylight recce: check entry and exit points, potential dangers, [...]

Brush-up Your Lifesaving Skills

By |2018-01-11T11:00:09+00:00October 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+00:00September 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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WETSUIT GURUS EXTRA-ORDINAIRE

By |2017-09-07T14:25:07+00:00September 7th, 2017|Blog|

Fi from 'Two Blondes Walking' had a problem, she really wanted a swimming wetsuit but was feeling frustrated and a tad fed up as her online purchase hadn't gone very well and she was beginning think she would not get a wetsuit to fit. Luckily a friend recommend she get in touch with us [...]

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Super September Wetsuit Sale

By |2017-11-22T14:35:13+00:00September 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+00:00July 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 [...]

Which Lakes Can You Swim In The Lake District?

By |2018-02-27T13:09:28+00:00May 11th, 2017|Articles|

We often get asked 'which Lakes can you swim in the Lake District?'  But access to our beautiful lakes shouldn't be confusing if you are armed with the right information and a map. Always ensure you access any lake or water using public access, i.e. a public footpath / bridleway and follow the countryside [...]

4 Ways to Buy the Right Wetsuit From Swim the Lakes

By |2019-05-09T15:32:35+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00January 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 [...]

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