My top tip for this week is a lovely area of the South Lakes to swim as it has multiple swimming options, and a good café and pubs nearby too if the weather gets really miserable and you need to put your escape route option into play. I have also seen the otters and the lovely goldeneye ducks fishing and playing around here over the past two weeks which is always a lovely sight.
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 [...]
Andrew Carter from BBC Radio Cumbria came down to our regular Monday evening swim in Rydal Water on a stunning Lake District June evening to find out what is the attraction of ‘wild swimming’ and we think he’s hooked. The feature ‘Wild swimming in the Lake District’ aired on Mon 25 June 2012 on [...]
It was the end of a long day fitting people in rubber on the edge of Windermere.... well neoprene really and super flexible neoprene at that!. We ran a series of wetsuit try-on events throughout the spring providing a great opportunity for open water swimmers to come along and get the right fitting wetsuit [...]
Always first into the water when it comes to outdoor swimming, we've just towelled ourself dry from our first "Introduction to Open Water Swimming in the Lake District" course and here's how it went...
I go for the dive so there is no backing out, my head explodes with needles of cold and my feet are on fire, and not in a good way, but the rest of my pale winter body is amped and fizzing with sensations and I’m in bloody heaven. I swim back towards [...]
The Great North Swim 2011 in Windermere has been the biggest open water swimming event in the UK, an awesome achievement on behalf of the organisers and for each and everyone who took part, amazing. The setting, Windermere is also what makes it amazing, the views of the Lake District fells from the [...]
Getting in is hard enough owch! Now I’m not pretending that I’m not accident prone, I mean I do have quite a long page record at the hospital I’m sure, but I think this must be one the weirdest open water swimming injuries ever. Whilst exiting Rydal lake after a great after [...]
Imagine, its October the cool autumn fog is sitting above England’s largest lake, the water temperature is 12oc. A small group of swimmers gather on the lake edge and one of them has a gold medal. Olympic Gold Medalist Duncan Goodhew won Gold for Great Britain at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, but [...]