JOHN WEST GREAT NORTH SWIM

JOHN WEST GREAT NORTH SWIM

A very competitive race with several Olympic swimmers as well as the largest mass participation open water swim in Great Britain. Separate start for elite swimmers. Race requires swimmers to exit the water at the halfway mark for a run over timing mats in order to entertain the television audience.

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Name of Race

John West Great North Swim

Event Nickname

Great North Swim

Event Month

September

Region

Europe

Body of Water

Windermere lake, England

Distances Offered

under 1k
1-2k
2-3k
4-5k
9-10k

Temperature

Cold

Experience

Intermediate
Advanced
Professional

Water Type

Lake

Swim Type

Race

Description

The Great North Swim is UK’s biggest outdoor swimming event with a ½-mile, 1-mile, 2-mile, 5 km and 10 km lake swim in beautiful Windermere in the Lake District of Cumbria, England. There were 10,000 entrants in 2011 in the wetsuit-only event that is part of the Great Swim series.

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