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The Windermere Breakfast Swim

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The Windermere Breakfast Swim

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Join ‘Swim the Lakes’ on their early morning swim from Waterhead at the Northern tip of Windermere. This is an ideal confidence builder and taster for open water swimmers of all abilities, with the best value English breakfast in the Lakes available at our get out point at Ambleside YHA (optional).

Dates: Wed 8 July; Wed 12 Aug 2020

Swim Ability & Fitness Level: Suitable for swimmers who can comfortably swim 1,000m in the pool. Moderate fitness level.

Duration: Meet at 07:00 – Swim duration 45mins – 1hr

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Swim Description

Join Swim the Lakes on their early morning swim from Waterhead at the Northern tip of Windermere. This is an ideal confidence builder and taster for open water swimmers of all abilities, with a great value English breakfast available at our get out point at Ambleside YHA (optional).

This is an ideal swimming venue with parking nearby, easy access and great facilities available at the Ambleside YHA right on the edge of the most iconic lake in England. The perfect place for a morning swim before breakfast with the local experts; this is a 45 minute guided swimming session along the sheltered shoreline of Windermere. The only way to start the day in the Lake District!

The swim will be easy to moderate paced swimming with an emphasis on enjoying the swim as well as developing your basic open water skills. We will attempt to satisfy the swimming aspirations of all of our guests without any compromise in your safety.

Swim Ability & Fitness Level: Suitable for swimmers who can comfortably swim 1,000m in the pool. Moderate fitness level.

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Brief Itinerary

07:00 – Arrival –  if you have hired a wetsuit from us.

07:20 – Meet and Briefing. Ready to swim.

08:15 – Complete swim 1,000-1,300m, and then head off for breakfast!

Our swim will be arranged according to the weather and group aspirations, but we guarantee that it will be a lot of fun and packed with good quality swimming.

Don’t forget your £5 for your full English.

Non- swimming friends are welcome to explore the shore paths and trails around this beautiful area while we take our swim.

 

Please read the FAQ and Essential Information tabs to the left for information on what to expect and what to bring and more.

 

Great breakfast swim yesterday thanks! Looking forward to seeing the photos 😉 Rob Jones.

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1 review for The Windermere Breakfast Swim

  1. Rob Jones

    Great breakfast swim yesterday thanks! Looking forward to seeing the photos 😉 Rob Jones

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How fit do I need to be for the Wild Swim?

No need to be super fit, but you do need to be a competent swimmer, as a guide you should be able to swim 1000m in a pool.

How far will we swim and walk?
It is only a few paces from the YHA to the Lake edge, the swim is 1300 – 1600m. Swim distances are given here as an indication of swimming potential only, we would encourage you to do as much or as little swimming as you like!

Can I hire a wetsuit?
Yes, please arrange to hire in advance or at the time of booking if possible. Wetsuit hire and be purchased for £6 using this link Wetsuit hire here or give us a call on 015394 33826.
We have sizes from XS to XL men’s and UK6 – UK20 ladies, please ring us to discuss your hire if you are concerned about sizes.

What will the weather be like?

It could be sunny and still, it could be windy and raining, but we do know you are going to have a great time. Please check the weather forecast before you travel and bring suitable clothing and footwear.

How cold will the water be and do I need a wetsuit?

The lakes vary in temperature between 15-20 degrees for this time of year depending on the local weather conditions. We have swimming wetsuits to hire for a small fee, please link above. If you want to swim without a wetsuit and are conditioned to swimming in cool water, please email us summarising your experience of temperatures and length of time in the water – thank you.

ESSENTIAL INFO
Wetsuits: Swims are in wetsuits for this trip.

Wetsuit Hire: Please book your wetsuit hire as soon as possible and at least 24hrs before your trip. Hire costs just £6 for a quality swimming wetsuit and wetsuits can be booked here. You can also ring 015394 33826.
We have sizes from XS to XL men’s and UK6 – UK20 ladies, please ring us to discuss your hire if you are concerned about sizes.

If you’d like to swim without a wetsuit please contact us to discuss your relevant swimming experience, thanks.

Group Size: min – max: 3 – 15

Parking: There limited spaces at the YHA, only park here if you are buying breakfast after the swim. There are more free spaces adjacent to the YHA, in front of the Ferry terminals and Fish & Chips shop. There’s also a large pay car park just 2 mins walk at Waterhead. Parking fees are not included. Please allow plenty of time to park.

Breakfast: A hearty breakfast at the YHA is a very reasonable £5.25 with lots of options.

What to bring: swim costume, goggles, wetsuit, swim cap, big towel, warm clothes, money for breakfast.

Confirmation Email: We will not be sending any more information emails. Please ensure you meet at the YHA on time.

Trip Caution: Open water swimming by its very nature involves a natural outdoor environment. Although unlikely, there is always a possibility that we may need to make changes to the trip / itinerary due to for example weather conditions, water conditions or other issues that may affect safe operation or organisation.

Please read our Swim Trip FAQ’s to ensure you are well prepared and get the most from your swimming adventure.

T&C’s
All participants must be 16 years or over, and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
By booking you are agreeing to our booking terms and conditions here

Swim Trips FAQ’s
For more information such as kit suggestions, fitness levels please read our Swim Trips FAQ’S here.

Happy Swimming

Pete & Andrea

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