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Big Brutal Swim

5.0 · 1 review

Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Snowdon Star Llanberis Lake Cruises, Caernarfon, LL55 4, United Kingdom

Sun 11th September 2022

Starting at 09:00

5 races

£31.00 - £40.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

In the event of any matters out of our control, we may have to alter the date or route of the races. We will always try and do what is best for the athletes and appreciate everyone’s understanding with these matters.



C-19 PLAN
Brutal Events has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Swim surrounded by the mountains…

The Big Brutal Swim is held in the stunning, glacially formed Llyn Padarn which is known for being the sixth deepest lake in Wales. Now in its 7th year, this friendly, relaxed swim event welcomes new and experienced swimmers alike.

And with the support from the Brutal Crew on the lakeside and the safety team with you in the water, you can relax and enjoy swimming, surrounded by the mountains of Snowdonia.

Races

  • Big Brutal Swim 2.5k Skins

    £31.00

    CLOSED
  • Big Brutal Swim 5k Wetsuit

    £36.00

    CLOSED
  • Big Brutal Swim 5k Skins

    £36.00

    CLOSED
  • Big Brutal Swim 10k Wetsuit

    £40.00

    CLOSED
  • Big Brutal Swim 10k Skins

    £40.00

    CLOSED

Book

  • Big Brutal Swim 2.5k Skins

    £31.00

    CLOSED
  • Big Brutal Swim 5k Wetsuit

    £36.00

    CLOSED
  • Big Brutal Swim 5k Skins

    £36.00

    CLOSED
  • Big Brutal Swim 10k Wetsuit

    £40.00

    CLOSED
  • Big Brutal Swim 10k Skins

    £40.00

    CLOSED

What's Included

T-shirt and cake for all swimmers.

Parking

There is no parking on the event field but lots of car parking close to HQ and in the surrounding village

Location

Llanberis Community Field LL55 4UR

FAQs

  • What time is registration?

    Registration is open from 07:00 till 08:45

  • Where is registration?

    In the main event marquee on the Llanberis Community Field, LL55 4UR

  • Where / what time is the safety briefing?

    This will be held in by the lakeside approx 15 mins before the race start.

  • What time does the race start?

    All races start at 09:00 Sunday 11th September 2022.

  • Will there be food / drinks on site?

    There will be tea and cakes available.

  • Can I wear gloves for the swim?

    Yes, as long as they are not webbed!! You can also wear booties and extra hats.

  • Do we get out on every lap of the swim?

    You get out every second lap of the swim. There will be hot drinks / nutrition available lakeside.

  • Are there showers at HQ?

    No, only portaloos

The Distances

2.5k - 2 laps
Swimmers complete 2 laps and exit to the finish.

5k - 4 laps
Swimmers complete 2 laps, exit and re-enter water for a further 2 laps, and then exit to the finish.

10k - 8 laps
Swimmers complete 2 laps, exit and re-enter water for a another 2 laps. This is repeated until 8 laps is completed and then exit to the finish.

Race Information Pack

Please use as a reference guide, all details are subject to change and will be confirmed closer to the race date

Race pack

Things to note

Safety & support
These are of the upmost importance to Brutal Events and you will feel supported by the crew on the water’s edge and while you are in the lake.

Relaxed & Low key
This is a tough swim but super chilled and relaxed. Everyone is here to help you reach whatever distance you are aiming for.

cut offs

The cut offs are as follows:

2.5k - 2 hours
5k - 3 hours
10k - 5 hours

Water temperature

Water temperature in Lake Padarn is likely to be between 17 and 20 degrees depending on rainfall during the days leading up to the event.

Trophies

There will be trophies awarded to the 1st male / female in all 3 races and both categories (wetsuit and non-wetsuit)

Dinorwac Power Station works

We are aware of the planned works at Dinorwac Power Station over the next few years, but anticipate this will not impact on the race too much. Please be assured we will keep up to date with developments there.

Reviews

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4.0

2 reviews

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Natalie

·3 days ago

Really enjoyed the event, it was my second swim event and consider myself a definite novice. The event could have been better organised, the what3words location for the carpark was miles away from the event, the event wasn’t well signposted both in and out of the event field, briefing was quite abrupt and the atmosphere left enough to be desired. Whilst swimming taking in the scenery, one of the safety marshals told me it wasn’t a Sunday coffee morning. The other safety Marshall’s were fantastic, scenery was incredible and the lake was lovely, I’d recommend if you’re after a rough and ready vibe.
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Emma

·13 days ago

Cracking race, well organized, friendly, would love to do it again!

Location

Caernarfon, Gwynedd

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