Coniston Epic Lakes Swim
The Coniston Epic Lakes Swim is event 3 of the Epic Lakes Open Water Swim Series. It takes place from the Bluebird Cafe, in Coniston.
Open Water Swimming Course
You can choose either the 500m, the 1 mile or the 'Iron' 3.8k distances, depending upon your age and ability. Coniston provides yet another fantastic venue, with stunning views and it's a great family day out. Visit the famous Bluebird Cafe or take a ride on the Steam Gondola. Coniston is of course famous for Donald Campbell's speed record, but you can take things a bit more leisurely and enjoy the surroundings. It's going to be another EPIC day of swimming, come and join us!
What do I need to enter?
There will be the option when entering the mile or the 3.8km races to swim without a wetsuit (Skin Swimmer). You must have previous event experience of swimming without a wetsuit which must be provided at the point of entry. Tow Floats will be compulsory for all Skin Swimmers. For all other competitors wetsuits are compulsory. Shortie type wetsuits are allowed if you are an experienced swimmer, but we recommend full length arms and legs due to the cold temperatures. If you are susceptible to the cold, we would also recommend neoprene hats, socks and gloves. The minimum age for competitors is 11/14/17 for 500m/1mile/3.8km on the day of the event.
Included within your entry is:
Coniston Epic Lakes Swim Medal
Event photographs free to download from our Facebook page
Event Location: John Ruskin School, Lake Road, Coniston, LA21 8EW