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Go Swim Loch Lomond

07 Sep 2019

Organiser's Description

GO SWIM Loch Lomond 2019

Join us for an Open Water Swimming experience you will never forget. We aim to provide swimmers with exhilarating, challenging, enjoyable, safe and professionally organised events, whatever their age or ability. We want as many people as possible to come and enjoy the incredible experience of open water swimming, from newbies to racing snakes. So, whether it's your first time, or you're looking for your next adventure, get out of the pool and take the plunge with Go Swim!.

World famous Loch Lomond is our venue - a truly spectacular location in the shadow of the mighty Ben Lomond. We are working closely with the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and have their full support. The loch has a proud history of swimming events, and we will be using the familiar entrance and exit points and course associated with the main slipway at Balloch. 

Lomo Watersports are offering wetsuit hire for £15 per person for the weekend (Fri-Mon), please email admin@lomo.co.uk for more information. 

What's Included

We want your experience of Go Swim to be 'premier', and  you will get a great package from us to make sure you have a great day and fantastic experience;

- Professional, experienced organisers

- Full water safety cover to governing body standards (kayaks, motor boats etc.)

- Full land safety and 1st Aid team

- Support of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

- Event Chip Timing

- Finishers' Medal

- Finishers' T-Shirt

- Custom Event Swim Cap

- Announcer and PA System

- Professioanl Security and Stewarding

- Bag Drop Tent

- Changing Tent Facilities

- Car Parking

- And Much More!.


Who are the Organisers?

Go Swim is powered by Durty Events, Still Going Strong and Triathlon Edinburgh. We've got years of serious experience of running safe, enjoyable open water swimming behind us, including;

- Event Management of the Glasgow 2018 European Open Water Swimming Championships

- Aberfeldy Triathlon/Loch Tay Triathlon/Aberfeldy Multisport Festival

- Race Directors of the IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh triathlon

- Keswick Mountain Festival

- Durty Triathlon/Craggy Island Triathlon/Aviemore Triathlon/Strathclyde Park Triathlon

That means you can relax and enjoy your swim knowing you are in safe hands!.


Weekend Programme:

250m Open Water Swim Open to those aged 8+ (under 12's must be accompanied by an adult 1:1)

750m Open Water Swim Open to those aged 12+

1500m Open Water Swim Open to those aged 16+

3000m Open Water Swim Open to those aged 18+ (Best Suited to Experienced Swimmers)

5000m Open Water Swim Open to those aged 18+ (Best Suited to Experienced Swimmers)

10000m (yes, really!) Open Water Swim Open to those aged 18+ (Best Suited to Experienced Swimmers)



Please see the event website - www.go-swim.uk for race details. Full athlete guide will be posted on the website 10-14 days before the race, and emailed to entrants at this time.


Wetsuit use is optional for water temperatures of 18⁰C or above. Water temperature of the loch in September is usually between 1 and 16°. Swimmers choosing not to wear a wetsuit MUST use an approved high visibility tow float. This only applies to swimmers aged over 16 years old. Swimmers aged under 16 will be required to wear a wetsuit.

Water temperature of 20° and above: no wetsuit.

Water temperature between 18° and 19.9° swimmer can choose to wear a wetsuit or not.

Water temperature between 14° and 17.9° wetsuits are compulsory.

Wetsuits are compulsory for all Juniors aged between 8 and 12 years


Please see www.go-swim.uk for details of the full Terms & Conditions associated with event entry, including refund, cancellation, withdrawal and transfer policies.

Entries are not transferable. Photographic ID may be requested at race registration.

Entrants wishing to withdraw must inform the organiser by email. Entry fees will be refunded or transferred as follows; up to (1 month prior to race date) 75% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees), up to (2 weeks prior to race date) 50% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees). After (2 weeks prior to race date) - no refund.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances out of the organisers control then no refunds will be offered, and the organiser will accept no further liability whatsoever arising from such a cancellation. This includes situations such as adverse weather/water conditions or major incidents. In this circumstance, the organisers will make every reasonable attempt to reschedule the event, in which scenario, original entrants will have their entry automatically transferred to the rescheduled event.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances within the organisers control then entrants will be offered a 50% refund. Entrants must apply in writing (via email) to claim their refund. No refunds will be granted after one month has passed from the event date.

No refunds will be granted after one month has passed from the event date.

Changes to entry details, and transfer of the entry to other events in the TE portfolio may be possible with the permission of the organiser. There will be a small admin fee for this service, payable in advance. Please see the full Terms & Conditions for details.

Use of Data: By entering this event I agree that the data supplied by me can be used for the purposes of safely organising and managing the event, essential communications with me pre- and post-race, and for electronic event timing. This data will be held securely, and for a maximum of 1 year. Email data may be used indefinitely for the purposes of sending occasional e-newsletters by Triathlon Edinburgh/Durty Events only. The full Triathlon Edinburgh/Durty Events data use policy can be found HERE.


01 Sep 2019£40.00
01 Sep 2019£35.00
01 Sep 2019£30.00
01 Sep 2019£25.00
01 Sep 2019£25.00
01 Sep 2019£10.00
To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 07 Sep 2019

Closing Date: 01 Sep 2019

Status: Open

Go Swim Loch Lomond - 10000m??/150
Go Swim Loch Lomond - 5000m??/150
Go Swim Loch Lomond - 3000m??/150
Go Swim Loch Lomond - 1500m??/150
Go Swim Loch Lomond - 750m??/150
Go Swim Loch Lomond - 250m??/100


Diane Ford
Pier Rd, Balloch, Alexandria G83 8QX