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RegisterDip in the Dark Swim (Windermere) 2020

The Dip in the Dark (Windermere) is a swim with a difference, starting from 6.45pm (waves of 6 swimmers, due to Covid guidelines) on Friday 2nd October 2020 with mulled wine or hot spiced apple ( for all swimmers after their swim :-)

Social distancing will need to be adhered to at all times, including registration, briefing and entering and exiting the water. All Swimmers will be entering the water in intervals unless in their own “bubble”

It will be a little different than normal, but due to us being outside and having plenty of room at the beautiful venue of Fell Foot Park, we should all be able to socially distance safely, whilst enjoying the wonderful open water.

It will be dark with swimmers using 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 15+ – under 18 need parental consent.
  • Wetsuits are mandatory
  • Entry £30
  • Event Swim cap
  • Event medal to all finishers
  • Mulled Wine or Hot spiced apple
  • Toilets on site
  • Free event photo – downloadable from Face Book after the event
  • Registration – 5.30pm – 6.30pm at lakeside.
  • Maximum 60 swimmers (as small friendly event :-), so book soon to avoid disappointment
  • Closing date – Wednesday 30th September, sorry no entries on the night.

Final event information being sent to all swimmers Monday 28th September.

Start Date/Time: Fri 2nd Oct 2020 18.45

End Date/Time: Fri 2nd Oct 2020 20:00

Cut off: 30/09/2020

Price: £30

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