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

Great North Swim | Half Mile

An open water swim which is a great distance to start with! Part of the Great North Swim Weekend - the UKs biggest open water swim event.

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

Half Mile



Age 12 & over

  • 0.5 mile 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 advised
  • Wheelchair users


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


  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • No cut off time
  • Out and back
  • Wave start
  • Way markers

What's included

  • Certificate
  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Medal

Charity places

These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.



Providing clean water and decent toilets to everyone, everywhere.

  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Bespoke training plan
  • Pro training advice
  • Training guide
  • Online training zone
  • Dedicated contact
  • Memento
  • Pre-event training sessions

Sign up



  • Age 12 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post