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Great North Swim

Date: 7-9 June 2019

7-9 June 2019


For ten years Great Swim has provided thousands of swimmers with exhilarating, challenging and safe events, whatever their age or ability. 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 Great Swim today.

Hosted at Brockhole on Windermere, it’s 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...

Fun activities for the family

Pay by cash at each activity or pick up some Lake District pounds from the shop.

Crazi Bugz (for ages 6–16yrs)

An electric off road driving experience like no other. Set in our beautiful grounds, on a specially designed environmentally friendly track. All day from 9:30am (15mins for just £5)

Archery (for ages 7yrs+)

Get to grips with the fantastic fun involved in the ancient art of using a bow and arrow to hit your target! All day from 9.30am (15mins for just £5)

Laser Clay Shooting (for ages 10yrs+)

Using our laser adapted rifles, take aim at clays travelling through the air at up to 65mph. All day from 9.30am (15mins for just £5)

Brave the Cave (for ages 5yrs+)

Twist, turn and wriggle your way through our extremely narrow cave tunnels. All day from 9.30am (15mins for just £5)

The Cubby Hole (for ages under 5yrs)

Bring your little Brocklings to play in our free Fell Tarn Friends themed soft play area. Open all day from 9am

Adventure Playground (for all ages)

Our outdoor Adventure Playground has fantastic fun features for all ages. Open all day from 8.30am

Go Wild Creative Crafts (for all ages)

Creative art and crafts with a wildlife and swimming theme. Found in our Kitchen Garden all day from 9.30am (just £3 for 30 mins)

Where to Eat

Brockhole has a great selection of food outlets to suit all tastes and budgets. All ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible, and skilfully prepared by our experienced team of chefs.


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 next year’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.

To do this all you need to do is; create an initial account and complete the online entry form. Before paying you can then click group entry in the top right corner. Here, you can register the rest of the group you’d like to swim with. Once everyone is registered you can proceed to payment and complete all entries in a single transaction. This will ensure all swimmers in a group are allocated the same start time.

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.

Event/DayTime slot
Swim 250 - £15  
Friday 16:00 - 17:00
Saturday 14:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 14:30
Half Mile - £35  
Friday 16:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 10:00
Sunday 10:00-14:00
1 Mile - £40  
Friday 14:00 - 16:00
Saturday 09:30 - 12:30 then 12:30 - 15:00
Sunday 10:00 - 13:00
2 Miles - £48  
Friday 14:00 - 15:00
Sunday 09:30 - 12:30
5k - £55  
Friday 12:00 - 14:00
Sunday 07:30 - 09:00
10k - £85  
Friday 12:00 - 13:00
Sunday 07:30 - 09:00


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