Swimmer

The Swim

The Windermere One Way Swim starts at beautiful and sheltered Fell Foot Park at the southern end of Windermere. Swimmers start in groups from 06:00 on Sunday 3rd September. From here, the epic 11 mile swim takes you to the finish at the northern tip of the lake at Brathay Hall. Starting in groups of 20 at 10 minute intervals you will be guided from Fell Foot on your journey with 1:1 paddler support.

For safety reasons, each swimmer must be accompanied at all times by a support kayak or boat. If you don’t have access to support, don’t worry as for an additional cost, event organisers can provide you with an experienced kayaker to support you from start to finish. All swimmers must also wear a tow float.

Every Windermere One Way swimmer will also benefit from chip timing on the day, so you can accurately time your achievement. Wetsuits are recommend, but we welcome any swimmers wishing to take on the challenge without a wetsuit. This information will be confirmed at registration.

Due to the safety cover of this swim, there is a cut off time of 10 hours for completion. This is 1 mile per hour including feeds and stops. Event organisers have the authority to withdraw swimmers from the event. It is expected that all swimmers reach Storrs Hall (4.5 miles)  by 11:30.

Feed Stations

Whilst most swimmers will eat and drink along the way, we’ve teamed up with the stunning Storrs Hall hotel on the shores of Windermere to create an official feed station for both swimmers and spectators to enjoy. Located perfectly half way along the Lake, the protruding pier of Storrs Hall’s landmark temple provides the perfect place for swimmers to refuel and recharge their batteries for the second half of their epic journey.

Frank Water Team will be serving a selection of hot food and drink and if you have any land based support crew on the day, they are more than welcome to join us here to provide you and your water based crew with additional supplies, should it be required.

The Finish!

After 11 miles of swimming our successful athletes will finish their journey at Brathay Hall. Here, you will be able to take advantage of all the great facilities available, including, hot food and drink, loos, hot showers and changing facilities.

Ian Sainsburys 2016 account of the #WOW Swim

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