We welcome both wetsuit and skin swimmers. At point of registration you will be asked which you prefer but this can be changed up to the swim date. We do ask that those opting to swim without a wetsuit provide evidence of training swims and results of past races.

Your entry to #WOW includes a well stocked food stop, motor boat support for the supporting paddlers / swimmers, medical cover, start and finish venues with full use of facilities.

Your entry fee will also include the following:

  1. Bespoke WOW medal
  2. Bobble hat
  3. Live tracking chip Open Tracking 
  4. WOW swim cap
  5. Waterproof route map
  6. WOW finisher certificate and embroidered swim badge
  7. WOW event photos
  8. Paddler embroidered badge, and goodies!
  9. Hot food for both swimmer and paddler at the food stop and at Brathay Hall

To take part, you can provide your own support canoeist. They will be required to provide evidence of qualifications (SESA or other paddling bodie awards) Or document their training and send this evidence through. We do have a Strava club which everyone is welcome to join. Alternatively T2 are able to source paddlers to enable you to complete this challenge.

We understand at time of entry you may not have confirmed a paddler. In this case you will still be able to enter.  You are able to make changes to the named paddler through the system up until August 1st.


  • Official
  • Outdoor Swimmer
  • National Trust
  • Jumpy James