Fri 7 - Sun 9 Jun 2024 Windermere, Cumbria, UK Entries closed

Great North Swim | 250m

A family-friendly open water swim, part of the Great North Swim Weekend - the UKs biggest open water swim event.

  • Fri 7 - Sun 9 Jun 2024
  • Entries closed
Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere




Age 8 & over

  • 250 m lake swimming


This event has something for everyone, for all ages and all abilities, whether you’re a seasoned swimmer or a beginner. Choose your distance, join thousands of like-minded people and set yourself an open water challenge in the great outdoors at the UK’s biggest open water swim event.

With large screens around the event site, family and friends can watch all the action and enjoy an exhilarating, challenging and safe open water swimming weekend in the great outdoors.


  • UK's biggest open water swimming event for over 13 years
  • Set in Windermere, England's largest lake, in the stunning Lake District
  • Dive into nature and kick-off an active summer
  • Variety of distances available for a range of ages and abilities
  • Get your free training and preparation plans when you sign up
  • Discounted charity places available here

This event is part of Great North Swim.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Event expo
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Spectators
  • Swim hat provided
  • Wetsuit required
  • Wheelchair users


  • Accommodation
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Rural
  • Toilets


  • 1 lap
  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • No cut off time
  • Wave start
  • Way markers

What's included

  • Certificate
  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Medal


  • Age 8 & over
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post