RegisterIntroduction to Wild Swimming – July 4th & August 8th
This is an Introduction session to Wild Swimming in the Lake District. It starts at the beautiful Fell Foot Park at the bottom of Windermere and involves a swim down the lake towards the river Kent. Previous swimmers who have taken a guided swim are always amazed at the scenery and wildlife. If you are really lucky, you might also see the old steam train pass through the trees at the side of the lake on it journey to Lakeside – quite an impressive sight!
We start our morning with a quick briefing about the plan for the morning accompanied with tea/coffee and cake. Once everyone is suited and booted we will head on our journey from Fell Foot Park, there will be several stops along the way for rest, chats and to take in the wonderful scenery. Everyone will have the option to use a tow float if they would like to use it, to take a breather. However, there are also plenty of parts of our swim that you will be able to stand if you fancy a little rest from swimming. We will be looking to cover in the region of 800 – 1000m over the morning. There will also be an option for some swimmers to do less distance than this and enjoy more of a localised swim and less distance starting from the meadow at Fell Foot park.
Standard: Beginner to intermediate (breastroke swimmers are fine) – need to be able to swim 800m in a pool.
We have just 8 places available on the May course, but 12 places on the June & July Course. Wetsuit hire (sorry only limited sizes) & use of tow floats included (please feel free to bring your own if have one) within the cost if needed, free swim cap included too. By the June (wetsuits will still be needed on the June course as the water is below 16 degrees) & July course, the water should have warmed up to 17/18 degrees (has been known at 21 degree :-) & swimmers are welcome to swim in costumes. As of 19th May, the water is still fairly cool for this time of year, so wetsuits will be required for the June course.
Start Date/Time: 9.30am
End Date/Time: 12pm
Location: Fell Foot Park (National Trust)
Open Water 1-2-1 - guided swim October 2015
A delayed email to say a huge thank you for being such a brilliant guide for my lake swim last Friday. You were so professional and encouraging, I am so thankful and really can't recommend you enough to my fellow swimmers!
Thank you again.