The Great Swim Series #GreatSwim18

8 Jun 2018 — 25 Aug 2018

The Great Swim Series has been running for over 10 years and British Swimming has partnered with them to bring you the Great British Open Water Elite Series. The Series features three main swims taking place throughout the summer from 8th June - 25th August.

Lake Windermere

54°24'03.8"N 2°56'34.6"W

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The Great Swim Series events are non-ticketed events and welcome families, friends and spectators alike.

For more information about the venues and spectator positions click here

The Great North Swim (Lake Windermere) is the first race of the series and also doubles up as the qualifier for the European Championships and the European Junior Championships this summer. 

This is followed by the Great East (Alton Water) and the Great Scottish (Loch Lomond) which make up the Great British Open Water Elite Series.

Athletes, please read the 2018 Great British Open Water Elite Series entry criteria here

Entries for the Great British Open Water Elite Series must by contacting British Swimming via: [email protected]

The Great North Swim Elite Race on the 10th June will be held following the FINA wetsuit rule BL 8.4 and BL 8.5:

                Wetsuits will be mandatory in water temperatures from 16.0 degrees C to 17.9 degrees C

                Wetsuits will be optional in water temperatures from 18.0 degrees C to 19.9 degrees C

                Wetsuits will not be allowed in water temperatures above 20.0 Degrees C

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Entries open at:

midnight on Thursday 1 March 2018

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The Great North Swim (Lake Windermere) is the first race of the series and also doubles up as the qualifier for the European Championships and the European Junior Championships this summer. 

This is followed by the Great East (Alton Water) and the Great Scottish (Loch Lomond) which make up the Great British Open Water Elite Series.

Coaches, please read the 2018 Great British Open Water Elite Series entry criteria here

Entries for the Great British Open Water Elite Series must by contacting British Swimming via: [email protected]

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Non-ticketed Event

You don't need a ticket to attend this event, just come along and enjoy the action.