Charity Swims

A Charity swim is an open water swimming event, relay, stage swim or race with the primary goal of raising money, media attention and awareness for a cause, individual or non-profit organization, especially among individuals and non-traditional donors.

Jul
27
Thu
2017
Loch Venacher Swim Festival @ Loch Venacher
Jul 27 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Loch Venechar is a fresh water loch in Stirlingshire, located between Callander and Brig o'Turk. The Loch is 3.7 miles long  with its deepest point being  33 meters.

 

This event will include 1k, 2k and 5k swims.

 

The event will be sum from the Venacher Lochside cafe where full facilities will be available.

 

​Registration will take place from 6am with events starting from 8am. Full competitor details will be send out prior to the event.
Registration will take place from the Venacher Lochside Cafe, Loch Venacher, Callander, FK17 8HP.

 

 

Aug
1
Tue
2017
Loch Eck Swim Festival @ Lock Eck
Aug 1 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Set amidst the stunning scenery of Lock Eck, we offer you a series of open water swims to challenge all ability levels.

 

This event will be swum from the Benmore Centre, by Dunoon.

We have a choice of 1km, 2km, 5km and 10km distance swims to challenge all competitors abilities.

There will be feeding stations throughout the route providing competitors with digestive biscuits, jaffa cakes, liquid recovery supplements and water although we would advise you to also take a supply of gels to carry on your person.​

 

Feedback from last years event:

"Thanks for the great event at Loch Eck. Was my first attempt at open water swimming, & will be back next year hopefully increasing my distance to the 5k."

 

"Thanks to you and all involved with today's Event at Loch Eck. Great organisation and company. Well done to all. Looking forward to next year by which time I should have recovered!!!"

 

"Thank you so much for organising such a fabulous event at the Loch Eck Swim Fest at the weekend!  I loved it - it was well worth the trip down from Aberdeen."

 

"An excellent and challenging event. Safety cover was second to none - very reassuring in the difficult weather conditions."

 

"Had a great, if challenging, time at my first open water swim event. Found it way tougher than I had expected. However, the reassurance and helpful words of support and encouragement from the safety boat crew, helped me to relax and eventually begin to enjoy my swim. Can't wait for next years season to begin and hope to end it with another trip to Loch Eck and a slightly faster time than this year. Thanks to the organisers for a wonderful, if cold, day."

 

​Registration will take place from 6am with events starting from 8am. Full competitor details will be send out prior to the event.

Registration will take place from the Benmore Centre, by Dunoon PA23 8QX.

Aug
4
Fri
2017
Bardowie Loch Swim Festival @ Bardowie Loch
Aug 4 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Set amidst the picturesque scenery of Bardowie Castle at Bardowie Sailing Club, Bardowie, Milngavie.

 

We have a choice of 1km, 2km and 5km distance swims to challenge all competitors abilities.


There will be feeding stations throughout the route providing competitors with digestive biscuits, jaffa cakes, liquid recovery supplements and water although we would advise you to also take a supply of gels to carry on your person.​

 

Registration will take place from 6am with events starting from 8am. Full competitor details will be send out prior to the event.

 

Aug
12
Sat
2017
The Mighty Mac Swim @ Colonial Michilimackinac State Park
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

mmsThe Mighty Mac Swim is an epic annual race across the Straits of Mackinac between Michigan’s peninsulas, alongside the iconic Mackinac Bridge, which is both challenging and awe-inspiring.

Sanctioned by the World Open Water Swimming Association, and members of both the World Open Water Swimming Series (WOWSS) and the Global Swim Series (GSS), the Mighty Mac Swim has been placed prominently on the world stage.

Named the “Michigan Open Water Championship,” the Mighty Mac Swim supports the good works of Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, by funding building projects for American heroes ... Michigan Military Veterans and First responders.

Aug
25
Fri
2017
Lake Washington Crossing @ Lake Washington. 1.4 mile lake crossing from Matthews Beach, Seattle to Denny Park, Kirkland, WA.
Aug 25 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Sep
6
Wed
2017
1st Annual Variety Village Open Water Swim @ Buttermilk Falls Resort
Sep 6 all-day
Sep
7
Thu
2017
Loch Ard Swim Festival @ Loch Ard
Sep 7 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Loch Ard is one of the smallest fresh water lochs in Scotland. It is situated in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park  near Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire.  The loch is approximately 4  kilometres long and 2 kilometres wide. Its shelteres location means it is ideal for Open Water Swimming.​

This event will include a 2k and 5k swim.​

 

This event will be swum from Forrest Hills Watersport Centre, Kinlochard.

 

​Registration will take place from 6am with events starting from 8am. Full competitor details will be send out prior to the event.
Registration will take place from the Forrest Hills Watersport Centre, Kinlochard., FK8 3TL.

 

 

Sep
14
Thu
2017
The Ecover Blue Mile @ The Barbican & Waterfront, Plymouth, UK
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day

The Ecover Blue Mile is the UK’s mass-participation watersports event for our blue environment.  This is your chance to join thousands of people across the UK who will be getting wet this summer, to raise funds for the Marine Conservation Society, to help safeguard our seas, shores and wildlife.

Swim, kayak or paddle the Ecover Blue Mile at our flagship event in Plymouth over the weekend of 14th and 15th September 2013.  Or if you fancy a bigger challenge, why not take on all three disciplines in our Aquatriathlon.
The one mile, timed, open water swim will take place in Plymouth's stunning and historic waterfront. Participants must be aged 16 yrs and over on the day of the event and be capable of swimming the full distance. Timing chips and swim hats are included in the entry fee and wetsuits are compulsory.  There is also a 0.5 mile open water swim for 14yrs and over.

To enter, visit www.thebluemile.org and click Take Part to choose your event.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Oct
6
Fri
2017
Swim The Island @ Isola di Bergeggi
Oct 6 all-day

The SwimTheIsland event is the ultimate sea water experience and is an annual open water swimming race held in the protected marine environment of Bergeggi, Italy. Organized byMatteo Testa, the third edition will be held on 6 October 2013 where the swimmers to the Isola di Bergeggi and along the beautiful coastline of Riserva Naturale Regionale.

1.7 km, 3.5 km, 5.0 km
Oct
7
Sat
2017
Swim the Loop
Oct 7 all-day

ABOUT 6 YEARS AGO...we had the crazy notion of doing an open water swim around the infamous Wrightsville Beach Loop. For those that don’t know, every day, hundreds of tourists, fitness buffs, casual walkers, folks from Wilmington, and locals walk the loop around Wrightsville Beach.

There are TWO races to choose from 🙂

Swim The Loop starts and finishes at the Dockside Restaurant, which is located on Airlie Road (Wilmington side of the Intracoastal Waterway).

The race will start at a high tide to ensure an even tide pattern throughout the 3.5 mile swim.

Mott’s Channel Sprint starts at the Blockade Runner Resort, located on Wrightsville Beach, and finishes across the intracoastal at the Dockside Restaurant on Airlie Road. The course is approximately 1.3 miles long and is a point to point swim.

Save the date!! 10/7/2017 with a race start at 8:45am

Contact Race Director Kristen Jeno for more details at KRISTEN@IAMWITHOUTLIMITS.COM or visit the race website WWW.SWIMTHELOOP.COM