Great North Swim

Brockhole, Windermere, Lake District

Organiser's Description

Hosted at Brockhole on Windermere, this is a fantastic weekend of open water swimming in the stunning Lake District. With distances to suit all levels and abilities you can enjoy a weekend in the great outdoors with friends and family. Take your pick from 250 metres, 1/2 a mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5k or a 10k. 7-9 June.


  • Swim250 8-12 Year Olds
    £15 BOOK
  • Swim250 13+ Year Olds
    £15 BOOK
  • Half mile
    £35 BOOK
  • 1 mile
    £40 BOOK
  • 2 miles
    £48 BOOK
  • 5 km
    £55 BOOK
  • 10 km
    £85 BOOK

Brockhole, Windermere

To regulate the number of swimmers in the water at any one time and improve the event experience for everyone, we’ve made a change to the entry system for 2019’s Great North Swim.

When you enter the 2019 event we’ll ask you to choose your distance and pick a general time slot to swim it in. We’ll then allocate specific waves six weeks before the event. You’ll get an email from us letting you know your exact swim time.

If you want to swim with someone else, we recommend making sure you enter on the same day, or register together as a group entry. If you don’t register as a group and are allocated a different wave to your swim buddy, we’ll be able to accommodate changes once the waves have been allocated but this will be on a first come first served basis.

250m: Friday 16:00 - 17:00; Saturday 14:00 - 16:00; Sunday 10:00 - 14:30

Half Mile: Friday 16:00 - 17:00; Saturday 09:00 - 10:00; Sunday 10:00-14:00

1 Mile: Friday 14:00 - 16:00; Saturday 09:30 - 15:00; Sunday 10:00 - 13:00

2 Miles: Friday 14:00 - 15:00; Sunday 09:30 - 11:30

5k: Friday 12:00 - 14:00; Sunday 07:30 - 09:00

10k: Friday 12:00 - 13:00; Sunday 07:30 - 09:00

The Swim250 (250 metres) is a great choice if you’re looking to try the open water for the first time, or if you’d like to swim with the family.

  • All 8 – 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult
  • Anyone aged 13 years old and over can take on the swim as an individual
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Shame about the weather!

I’ve done the Great Scottish Swim organised by the same people and like that one this swim was a really very well run event with lots of swimmers involved, plenty of safety crew and a good fun atmosphere. You get your result immediately and plenty of places to celebrate afterwards. The tricky weather shortened the mile circuit which was a shame but totally understandable. Definitely going again next year although I’ll be sure to be better prepared for how cold it can be in Windermere!

Nyall Thompson / Jun 11, 2019

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