WINDERMERE MILE CHALLENGES (Guided Swims)
Sunday 8 October 2023
Cost: (per person):
£50.00 (Non-refundable once booked) Under 16's also welcome if confident in open water
As the largest ‘mere’ in England Windermere is one of the most iconic swims in the UK at 10.5miles long and up to 1 mile wide.
We’re offering interested swimmers the opportunity to swim ONE MILE alongside a professional guide boat in this lovely place. Receive some fabulous pics and videos of your swim and top swim tips (if requested) from Dave and Karen themselves.
Solo, pairs, small groups, wetsuits, skins, breastroke, frontcrawl. All are welcome to attempt the mile challenge supported by our escort safety boat ‘Gemini Warrior’. The guided swims pick-up will be from Ferry Nab in Bowness On Windermere and will then take you for your scenic mile swim. Please note courses can change depending on wind direction.
You don’t have to be an expert swimmer to join up just someone who enjoys a challenge. You will, however, have swum similar distances in open water and have developed the necessary cold-water tolerance (10- 15 degrees) for the duration of the swim. We delegate one hour for the one mile to be completed so if you anticipate being longer than one hour please get in touch separately so we can plan times appropriately.
For safety reasons a bright cap and tow-float are compulsory during your swim.
Note swimmers only are permitted on the boat.
How it works:-
You are delegated a 2 hour time slot and during that time we take 2 swim slots out. 1st one will swim first and the 2nd second. So not only do you get your challenge you get a scenic view on Windermere and a chance to support others too.
Note :- No transfers or refunds under any circumstance unless cancelled by the organisers.