The Big Brutal Swim

The Big Brutal Swim will take place at the stunning, glacially formed Llyn Padarn which is known for being sixth deepest lake in Wales. It's also home to a fish called the Arctic Char, a species left over from the time of the last Ice Age - although none of our swimmers have spotted one yet.

A man swimming in The Big Brutal Swim open water swimming

£26 - £34
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Event Distance:
2.5 - 10KM

Open Water Swimming Course

This is held at the same venue as The Brutal Extreme Triathlons and therefore great preparation for the event later in the month.

This event is open to wetsuit and non-wetsuit swimmers. There will be separate categories for wetsuit and skins swimmers. 

The distances available are 2.5k, 5k and 10k. T-shirts to all swimmers.



The swim course is a 1.25k lap

The 2.5k swimmers will complete 2 laps

The 5k swimmers will complete 4 laps

The 10k swimmers will complete 8 laps

Swimmers to exit water every 2 laps.

The cut offs are as follows: 2 hours for the 2.5k, 3 hours for the 5k and 5 hours for the 10k.

Event Location: LLANBERIS, Caernarfon