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Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim, 10th July 2016

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Address

Jenkins Field
Nr Ullswater Steamers/St Patricks Boat Landings
Glenridding
Cumbria
CA11 0US 
 
Date & Time
Sunday 10th July 2016
3.8k: 10am
1mile: 12:30pm
 

What are the rules?

There are no 'rules' as such aside from age limitations and the requirement for all competitors to wear a swimming wetsuit (there are no exceptions to this rule, swim wetsuits are compulsory). The age category limitations in place for the various distances are as follows:

1600m swim - minimum age 14 on the day

3.8km swim - minimum age 17 on the day
 
Which event should I choose?

Before entering an open water swim you should already be a competent swimmer. You should be capable of swimming 1 mile in a swimming pool without stopping. If you are inexperienced swimming in open water, please do not attempt 3.8k for your first event! You should be capable of swimming 1 mile in an hour or less before you consider the 3.8k distance.

Please ensure that you are medically fit before attempting these events and if in doubt, visit your GP and discuss it with them. If you are currently using any medication or have any medical illnesses, you MUST visit your GP for guidance.
 

Race Day Schedule: 

  • 07.30 hrs cricket club open for parking
  • 07.30 hrs athlete registration opens – all events 
  • 8.45 hrs 3.8k event race briefing (compulsory)
  • 8.50 hrs 3.8k athlete warm up
  • 9.00 hrs 3.8k swim start
  • 11:00 hrs 3.8k race presentation
  • 12.15 hrs 1 mile event race briefing (compulsory)
  • 12.20 hrs 1 mile athlete warm up
  • 12.30 hrs 1 mile swim start
  • 13.45 hrs 1 mile race presentation
 
Event T-Shirts?
 
Event t-shirts are available for purchase in advance with your swim entry and the cost of the shirt is £10. The t-shirts are available in a male and female fit. 
 
How do I enter?

£20 for 1 mile

£25 for 3.8k

 
 
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Derwent Epic Lakes Swim, June 2017

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Address:

Crow Park
Opposite the Theatre by the Lake
Keswick
CA12 5DJ
 

Date and Time:

June 2017

500m: 9:00am
3.8k: 10:00am
1 mile: 12:30am

 

Which event should I choose?

Before entering an open water swim you should already be a competent swimmer. We recommend that before you attempt the 500m distance, you should be capable of swimming 1 mile in a swimming pool without stopping.
 
If you are inexperienced swimming in open water, please do not attempt 3.8k for your first event! You should be capable of swimming 1 mile in an hour or less before you consider the 3.8k distance.
 
Please ensure that you are medically fit before attempting these events and if in doubt, visit your GP and discuss it with them. If you are currently using any medication or have any medical illnesses, you MUST visit your GP for guidance.
 

Wetsuits:

Wetsuits are compulsory for all swimmers. Shortie type wetsuits are allowed, but because of lake temperatures full body cover is recommended. Neoprene hats may be worn, and hand or foot cover may be worn as long as it does not aid propulsion (paddle gloves or fins).

 

Race Day Schedule:

07:30 hrs athlete registration opens – all events (closes 12.00 hrs)

  • 08:45 hrs 500m race briefing (compulsory)
  • 08:50 hrs 500m warm up (swim to start line)
  • 09:00 hrs 500m swim start
  • 09:45 hrs 3.8k race briefing (compulsory)
  • 09:50 hrs 3.8k warm up (swim to start line)
  • 10:00 hrs 3.8k swim start
  • 10:30 hrs 500m prize presentation
  • 12:15 hrs 1 mile race briefing (compulsory)
  • 12:20 hrs 1 mile warm up (swim to start line)
  • 12:30 hrs 1 mile swim start
  • 13:00 hrs 3.8k prize presentation
  • 14:00 hrs 1 mile prize presentation

 

Age Restrictions:

500m swim - minimum age 11 on the day
1600m swim - minimum age 14 on the day
3.8km swim - minimum age 17 on the day
 

How much to enter?

£15 for 500m
£20 for 1 Mile
£25 for 3.8k

 

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW SWIM WAVES 

 

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Coniston Epic Lakes Swim, 21st August 2016

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Address:

John Ruskin School

Lake Road

Coniston

Cumbria

LA21 8EW

 

Date and Time:

 

Sunday 21st August 2016

 

3.8k: 8:30am 

1 mile: 11:00am

 

Which event should I choose?


Before entering an open water swim you should already be a competent swimmer. You should be capable of swimming 1 mile in a swimming pool without stopping. If you are inexperienced swimming in open water, please do not attempt 3.8k for your first event! You should be capable of swimming 1 mile in an hour or less before you consider the 3.8k distance.

Please ensure that you are medically fit before attempting these events and if in doubt, visit your GP and discuss it with them. If you are currently using any medication or have any medical illnesses, you MUST visit your GP for guidance.

 

Wetsuits?

Wetsuits are compulsory for all swimmers. Shortie type wetsuits are allowed, but because of lake temperatures full body cover is recommended. Neoprene hats may be worn, and hand or foot cover may be worn as long as it does not aid propulsion (paddle gloves or fins).

 

Race Day Schedule:

 

07.30 hrs - athlete registration opens – all events

08.15 hrs - 3.8K race briefing (compulsory)

08.20 hrs - 3.8K warm up (non-compulsory)

08.30 hrs - 3.8K swim start

10.45 hrs - 1 mile event race briefing (compulsory)

10.50 hrs - 1 mile warm up (non-compulsory)

11:00 hrs - 1 mile swim start

11:00 hrs - 3.8K presentation

12:15 hrs - 1 mile presentation

 

Age Restrictions:

1600m swim - minimum age 14 on the day

3.8km swim - minimum age 17 on the day

 

The Finish:

Once you have finished the swim you will have your timing chip removed and will be presented with your well-earned medal.

 

Entry Fee:
£20 for 1 Mile

£25 for 3.8km

 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE CONISTON SWIM
CLICK HERE TO SEE WHO'S ENTERED THE CONISTON SWIM

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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LOCATION OF THE CONISTON SWIM

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Zone 3 Coniston Epic Lakes Swim, 21st August 2016

What is the Epic Lakes Swim Series?

 

The Epic Lakes Swim Series consists of 3 open water swim events at 3 different locations in Cumbria. Coniston is the third and final event of the series.

For each date and location there are 2 event distances to choose from which provides novices, intermediates and elite swimmers with a challenge to match. Our 3 venues are Coniston Water, Derwent Water (Keswick) and Ullswater   (Patterdale). The scenery for each is absolutely breathtaking.

 



 

Ditch the Hitchers

 

To help protect our beautiful lakes, streams and tarns from the spread of invasive non-native species (INNS), it is essential that we all take care to clean our swimming kit thoroughly before and after swimming in different water bodies; With hundreds of people from all over the country converging on one lake to undertake a swim the risk that we could accidently spread the problem is magnified. It is important that all swimming kit is washed with clean water as close to the water body that you have just left, ideally on the lake shore. Care should be taken to remove any plant matter or animals that may have attached themselves. They need to be left on site and not transported home or to another water body. Please make sure that you follow the biosecurity procedures at your swim event.

 

Ensure that you "Ditch the Hitchers" by following the three simple steps every time you leave any river, lake or tarn to protect our freshwaters from the spread of Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS):

 

Remember to always Check, Clean & Dry.

 

For further information please visit: www.cfinns.scrt.co.uk

 

Address:

John Ruskin School

Lake Road

Coniston

Cumbria

LA21 8EW

 

Date and Time:

 

Sunday 21st August 2016

 

3.8k: 8:30am 

1 mile: 11:00am

 

What are the distances? 

1. 1600m - 'The Classic Mile' is our most popular event, it's a great challenge for swimmers of all ability levels and always proves to be a closely contested event!


2. 3.8K - This event exists as it's the official distance for 'Ironman' triathlon events and provides triathlon competitors with an opportunity to cover the distance in a realistic race setting. Aside from Ironman triathlon competitors it's also a great challenge for long distance swimmers.

 

Which event should I choose?


Before entering an open water swim you should already be a competent swimmer. You should be capable of swimming 1 mile in a swimming pool without stopping. If you are inexperienced swimming in open water, please do not attempt 3.8k for your first event! You should be capable of swimming 1 mile in an hour or less before you consider the 3.8k distance.

 

Please ensure that you are medically fit before attempting these events and if in doubt, visit your GP and discuss it with them. If you are currently using any medication or have any medical illnesses, you MUST visit your GP for guidance.

 

Wetsuits?

 

Wetsuits are compulsory for all swimmers. Shortie type wetsuits are allowed, but because of lake temperatures full body cover is recommended. Neoprene hats may be worn, and hand or foot cover may be worn as long as it does not aid propulsion (paddle gloves or fins).

 

What happens on the day?

 

The 2 swim distances start at separate times. The 3.8k event will be the first of the day, followed by the 1 mile event.

 

Each distance will be a mass start with competitors lining up in the water and starting at the same time. The course is marked with large yellow marker buoys and water safety cover is in place throughout all of the events.

 

At the start of the event, all swimmers enter the water and make their way to the start line for a 'deep water' start. At the end of the course you will exit the water and run under the finish gantry, across a timing mat to finish the race (all swimmers are given an electronic timing chip which is worn round your ankle).

 

Refreshments are available on the day. Prizes are available for various categories and all results will be posted on the Epic Events website the following day.

 

Race Day Schedule:

 

07.30 hrs - athlete registration opens – all events

08.15 hrs - 3.8K race briefing (compulsory)

08.20 hrs - 3.8K warm up (non-compulsory)

08.30 hrs - 3.8K swim start

10.45 hrs - 1 mile event race briefing (compulsory)

10.50 hrs - 1 mile warm up (non-compulsory)

11:00 hrs - 1 mile swim start

11:00 hrs - 3.8K presentation

12:15 hrs - 1 mile presentation

 

Age Restrictions:

 

1600m swim - minimum age 14 on the day

3.8km swim - minimum age 17 on the day

 

The Finish:

 

Once you have finished the swim you will have your timing chip removed and will be presented with your well-earned medal.

 

Refreshments:

 

Refreshments are available on site.

 

Parking:

  

Event parking will be at the John Ruskin School and there will be a small charge of £3 for this at the gate. Please avoid using the Lake District National Park Cark Park at the lakeside as it restricts parking for tourists using the local facilities – the charges are also more expensive.

 

Verge parking on Lake Road is not allowed and is enforced strongly by the police.

 

Toilets:

 

There are toilets on site.
 

How do I enter?


The cost of entry is £20/£25 dependent upon entry to the 1 mile/3800m distances. There are no 'paper applications' for these events, entries are 'online' only.  Once entered, you will be sent a confirmation via email coupled with appearance of your name on the entry list. If you are able to enter online via  the web link below, places are still available, the ability to enter will be removed when the event is full.

 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE CONISTON SWIM
CLICK HERE TO SEE WHO'S ENTERED THE CONISTON SWIM

CLICK HERE TO EDIT YOUR ENTRY DETAILS

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LOCATION OF THE CONISTON SWIM

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD EVENT NOTES 

 

 

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Zone 3 Derwent Epic Lakes Swim, June 2017

The Epic Lakes Swim Series consists of either 2 or 3 open water swim events at 3 different locations in Cumbria. Derwent Water is the first event of the series.
 
Our 3 venues are Coniston Water, Derwent Water (Keswick) and Ullswater (Patterdale) and the scenery for each is absolutely breathtaking.

 

Ditch the Hitchers

To help protect our beautiful lakes, streams and tarns from the spread of invasive non-native species (INNS), it is essential that we all take care to clean our swimming kit thoroughly before and after swimming in different water bodies; With hundreds of people from all over the country converging on one lake to undertake a swim the risk that we could accidently spread the problem is magnified. It is important that all swimming kit is washed with clean water as close to the water body that you have just left, ideally on the lake shore. Care should be taken to remove any plant matter or animals that may have attached themselves. They need to be left on site and not transported home or to another water body. Please make sure that you follow the biosecurity procedures at your swim event.
 
Ensure that you "Ditch the Hitchers" by following the three simple steps every time you leave any river, lake or tarn to protect our freshwaters from the spread of Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS): 
 
Remember to always Check, Clean & Dry. 
 
For further information please visit: www.cfinns.scrt.co.uk

 

 

 

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