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RegisterDip in the Dark Swim (Windermere) 2019

The Dip in the Dark (Windermere) is a swim with a difference, starting at 7pm on Friday 4th October 2019 with mulled wine ( for all swimmers :-)

It will be dark with swimmers using a similar buoyed course used by the Friday nights swims, but this time with a lighted swim course and glow in the dark bangles (which can be kept as a memento of your night) attached to your wetsuit or under your goggle strap/ swim cap. It is a fun swim, non competitive (not timed) with an option of a 250m or 500m swim (1 or 2 laps).

The safety kayak team will be lit up too and the buoys will be visible to guide you around the 250m loop.

  • Age 16+ – under 18 need parental consent.
  • Wetsuits are mandatory
  • Entry just £25
  • Event Swim cap
  • Event medal to all finishers
  • Mulled Wine or Hot spiced apple
  • Changing area/showers/toilets on site
  • Free event photo – downloadable from Face Book after the event from the talented James Kirby
  • Registration – 5.45pm – 6.30pm at lakeside – 7pm start.
  • Maximum 100 swimmers (as small friendly event :-), so book soon to avoid disappointment
  • Closing date – Wednesday 2nd October, sorry no entries on the night.

Final event information being sent to all swimmers Monday 30th September.

Start Date/Time: Fri 04 Oct 2019 19:00

End Date/Time: Fri 04 Oct 2019 20:00

Cut off: 10th February 2019

Price: £25

Location: Fell Foot Park (National Trust)



Hi Christine

I'm not on Facebook, but just wanted to say thank you very much for a great swim today - we both thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a lovely course and well organised. The new showers and changing rooms were lovely - a bit of a change to our usual! The photos are also really great. Well done to all involved. We look forward to taking part in your future events - we will try not to leave it to the last minute next time!
Jan & Gerry Kennedy

Hi SleekerSwim Team,

Just wanted to say a mahoooosive thank you for organising the Dip in the Dark at Fell Foot on Friday. I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed the whole evening. It was our first night swim and I think we’re addicted already. Lovely medal, mulled wine a real treat and the fab photos are the icing on the cake. We can’t wait to do another one!
You made organising the evening look a breeze but it must be a huge undertaking. Thank you so much for giving up your Friday evening to organise such a great event. Hope to see you at another in the future.
Best wishes
Andy and Cleo