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Sunday 7th September 2014
10.5 miles = 1 length
Fell Foot National Park LA12 8NN
Following our very first and incredibly successful Windermere One Way Swim in 2013, where we achieved a 100% success rate, MyTriEvents is delighted to announce this year’s event will take place on Sunday 7th September.
Starting and finishing at two stunning National Trust venues, Fell Foot Park and Low Wray, the 2014 event will be even bigger and better than last year, with over 100 heroic swimmers benefitting from a truly unforgettable endurance swimming experience.
Date: Sunday 7th September
Distance: 10.5 miles
Start: Fell Foot Park (LA12 8NN) – Parking available
Finish: Low Wray (LA22 0JA) – Parking available
Registration: Fell Foot Park 2pm-6pm on 06/09/14 & 6am-7am on 07/09/14 – Parking available
Official Feed Station: Storrs Hall (LA23 3LG) – Parking available
Cost: £100 (If providing own water based support) or £180 (If you require water based support from MyTriEvents).
The Windermere One Way Swim starts at beautiful and sheltered Fell Foot Park at the southern end of Windermere at 08:00am on Sunday 7th September. From here, the epic 10.5 mile swim takes you to the finish at the northern tip of the lake at Low Wray.
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, MyTriEvents can provide you with an experienced kayaker to support you from start to finish.
Every Windermere One Way swimmer will also benefit from chip timing on the day, provided by SMaRTiming, so you can accurately time your achievement. Wetsuits are recommend, but we welcome any swimmers wishing to take on the challenge without a wetsuit.
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.
MyTriEvents will be providing 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.
Registration for the Windermere One Way Swim opens at Fell Foot Park on Saturday 6th September between the hours of 14:00-18:00. Here swimmers will have the opportunity to register, familiarise themselves with the starting area, relax and enjoy fuelling up at the picturesque lakeside cafe.
Families are very welcome too, where children will love the adventure playground and large rhododendrons to play and hide in! There will be a family “splash” party and a few fun races for all to enjoy; so bring your trunks and bathers! Bownessie will also be by the lake posing for photographs and giving out “Splash” prizes.
Whilst we are encouraging everyone to register on Saturday 6th September, if you’re unable to make registration then, please note you will be able to register and collect your packs between the hours of 06:00-07:00 on Sunday 7th September.
After 10.5 miles of swimming our successful athletes will finish their journey at Low Wray, just below the iconic Wray Castle. Here, you will be able to take advantage of all the great facilities available, including, hot food and drink, loos, hot shower and changing facilities and parking for your friends and family so they can welcome you home!
We have swimmers from all over the country coming to take on the challenge of the Windermere One Way Swim and we are encouraging all of them to stay over to enjoy the complete Lake District experience.
Whilst there are a huge range of accommodation options available, we would highly recommend staying at either Storrs Hall, or camping at Low Wray. Depending on your budget, both venues provide the ideal event specific locations meaning you and your support team can more conveniently plan your stay to coordinate with your swim.
Low Wray Camping can be booked here.
Storrs Hall rooms can be booked here.
Please note, places are limited at each location, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Our official partners for the Windermere One Way Swim are Storrs Hall hotel and The National Trust, both of whom are key to the success of this event; without their support and involvement events such as this would not be possible.
Our top tips would be
- Swim with an organised group in good weather conditions
- If possible with a canoist displaying an Alpha flag
- Wear a bright coloured hat
- Keep close to the shores and avoid swimming in busy boating areas
- If you are swimming on your own it is a good idea to let someone know of your plans and to wear a tow-float which may make you more vissiable to other water users.
Windermere may be the obvious choice but there are many other beautiful lakes to choose from take a look at the assess table to plan your next open water swim. lakes table
Lake District National Park advice on swimming
Disciplines: youth, adults, masters 1 km, 5 km, 10 km, 15 km
older pupils 5 km
younger pupils, the public 1 km
Radius: 500 m to 1 km race - swim around the right bank and back
Sunday qualifying 20 km
3km (dorost, dospělí, masters), 5km (dorost, dospělí, masters), 10km (dorost, dospělí, masters), 3km (starší žáci), 5km (starší žáci), 1km (mladší žáci), 3km (mladší žáci)
Disciplines: youth, adults and masters 3 km, 5 km, 10 km, 15 km
older pupils 3 km, 5 km
younger pupils 1 km, 3 km
Radius: 2500 meters race for the 5 km, 10 km and 15 km
(wild water) down river swim ~25 km