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Fireworks 500 Open Water Swim, 1st November 2017

How do I enter?

The Fireworks 500 is a 500m open water swim, at Capernwray Dive Centre near Lancaster. Starting on the rocket, swimmers can race or leisurely complete one lap (500m) of the quarry. It's long enough for you to experience the beauty of night swimming in safe secure surroundings but short enough that you get to the end before the chill sets in! You will wear a glow stick on your wetsuit which creates quite a scene in the quarry and give you the perfectly lit trail to follow! Following the swim, you can warm up with a hot chocolate and then enjoy the fireworks display. If you're looking for something different and memorable, then you've come to the right place!

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Semer Water Swim, 18th August 2018

 
How do I enter?
To enter the Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim click here - NOT YET AVAILABLE

 

This is your opportunity to swim in the stunning Semer Water, the second largest lake in North Yorkshire. According to legend, Semerwater was once a flourishing city. Cursed by a stranger who was refused food and drink as he knocked on city doors. Finally, he came to the dwelling of a poor couple just outside the town. The couple took him in and treated him with kindness, feeding and offering him ale. As the stranger turned to leave, he turned to face the town and uttered the curse:

 

“Semerwater rise, and Semerwater sink, and swallow the town all save this house, where they gave me food and drink.”

 

The waters of the lake instantly rose up and flooded the city, drowning the proud inhabitants and leaving only the dwelling of the poor couple. On the plus side, it is a lovely place to swim with stunning views and you can choose either the 500m, the 1 mile or the 'Iron' 3.8k distances, depending upon your age and ability. Come and join us for an EPIC Yorkshire swim and if anyone asks you to give them some food and drink, better to be safe rather than sorry and say yes.

 

Address:

Semer Water
Counterstett
North Yorkshire
DL8 3DJ
 
Date & Time:
Saturday August 18th, 10:00am

What do I need to enter?

All competitors must wear a wetsuit for the event. Wetsuit Hire is available for £10, if you do need one for the event, please email info@epicevents.co.uk. Shortie type wetsuits are allowed if you are an experienced swimmer, but we recommend full length arms and legs due to the cold temperatures. If you are susceptible to the cold, we would also recommend neoprene hats, socks and gloves. The minimum age for competitors is 11/14/17 for 500m/1mile/3.8k on the day of the event


How much to enter:

The cost to enter the 500m/1mile/3.8k is £20/23/26. Entries will close either at 12 noon on the Thursday prior to the event or when the event fills, whichever occurs first.

Included within your entry is:

Semer Water Epic Swim Medal
Semer Water Epic Swim Cap
Chip timing
Safety cover


Where can I find out more about the course and the event?

To read more about the event and what to expect on the day, read the event 'guidance notes' by CLICKING HERE


How do I enter?
To enter the Semer Water Swim click here
To see who's entered the Semer Water Swim click here
To edit your entry or personal details click here

Need more info? Email events @ epicevents.co.uk
 
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Coniston Epic Lakes Swim, 19th August 2018

How do I enter?
To enter the Coniston Epic Lakes Swim click here - NOT YET AVAILABLE


The Coniston Epic Lakes Swim is event 3 of the Epic Lakes Open Water Swim Series. It takes place from the Bluebird Cafe, in Coniston and is the final event of the Epic Lakes Swim Trilogy. You can choose either the 500m, the 1 mile or the 'Iron' 3.8k distances, depending upon your age and ability. Coniston provides yet another fantastic venue, with stunning views and it's a great family day out. Visit the famous Bluebird Cafe or take a ride on the Steam Gondola. Coniston is of course famous for Donald Campbell's speed record, but you can take things a bit more leisurely and enjoy the surroundings. It's going to be another EPIC day of swimming, come and join us!


Address:

John Ruskin School
Lake Road
Coniston
Cumbria
LA21 8EW

 
Date & Time:
Sunday August 19th 2018
 
500m: 9am
3.8k: 10am
1mile: 12:30pm


What do I need to enter?

All competitors must wear a wetsuit for the event. Wetsuit Hire is available for £10, if you do need one for the event, please email info@epicevents.co.uk. Shortie type wetsuits are allowed if you are an experienced swimmer, but we recommend full length arms and legs due to the cold temperatures. If you are susceptible to the cold, we would also recommend neoprene hats, socks and gloves. The minimum age for competitors is 11/14/17 for 500m/1mile/3.8k on the day of the event


How much to enter:

The cost to enter the 500m/1mile/3.8k is £20/23/26. Entries will close either at 12 noon on the Thursday prior to the event or when the event fills, whichever occurs first.

Included within your entry is:

Coniston Epic Lakes Swim Medal
Coniston Epic Lakes Swim Cap
Chip timing
Safety cover


Where can I find out more about the course and the event?

To read more about the event and what to expect on the day, read the event 'guidance notes' by CLICKING HERE


How do I enter?
To enter the Coniston Epic Lakes Swim click here
To see who's entered the Coniston Epic Lakes Swim click here
To edit your entry or personal details click here

Need more info? Email events @ epicevents.co.uk
 
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Derwent Epic Lakes Swim, 8th July 2018

How do I enter?
To enter the Derwent Epic Lakes Swim click here - NOT YET AVAILABLE

The Derwent Epic Lakes Swim is event 2 of the Epic Lakes Open Water Swim Series. It takes place from Crow Park, in Keswick and forms part of the National Trust Regatta Weekend. You can choose either the 500m, the 1 mile or the 'Iron' 3.8k distances, depending upon your age and ability. On the day, there will be a whole range of activities organised by the National Trust for their Regatta Weekend. There will be children's crafts, cannon fire, stalls and entertainment, a fairground, food and refreshments. It's a fantastic venue, in a great location, with stunning views. All in all, it's an EPIC day out for the family, so bring your picnic blanket and join us in Keswick, you'll be glad you did!

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

 
Date & Time:
Sunday July 8th 2018
 
500m: 9am
3.8k: 10am
1mile: 12:30pm


What do I need to enter?

All competitors must wear a wetsuit for the event. Wetsuit Hire is available for £10, if you do need one for the event, please email info@epicevents.co.uk. Shortie type wetsuits are allowed if you are an experienced swimmer, but we recommend full length arms and legs due to the cold temperatures. If you are susceptible to the cold, we would also recommend neoprene hats, socks and gloves. The minimum age for competitors is 11/14/17 for 500m/1mile/3.8k on the day of the event


How much to enter:

The cost to enter the 500m/1mile/3.8k is £20/23/26. Entries will close either at 12 noon on the Thursday prior to the event or when the event fills, whichever occurs first.

Included within your entry is:

Derwent Epic Lakes Swim Medal
Derwent Epic Lakes Swim Cap
Chip timing
Safety cover


Where can I find out more about the course and the event?

To read more about the event and what to expect on the day, read the event 'guidance notes' by CLICKING HERE


How do I enter?
To enter the Derwent Epic Lakes Swim click here
To see who's entered the Derwent Epic Lakes Swim click here
To edit your entry or personal details click here

Need more info? Email events @ epicevents.co.uk
 
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Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim, 3rd June 2018

How do I enter?
To enter the Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim click here - NOT YET AVAILABLE

The Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim is event 1 of the Epic Lakes Open Water Swim Series. It takes place from Jenkins Field, in Glenridding, Patterdale and it is a celebration of being British. You can choose either the 500m, the 1 mile or the 'Iron' 3.8k distances, depending upon your age and ability. On the day, we will be hosting our annual village fete, which will include cake stalls, bat the rat, a coconut shy and a bouncy castle. There will also be a host of other sporting activities such as egg and spoon race and welly wanging. Bring the family, bring a picnic and have an EPIC day out in the Lake District.


Address:

Jenkins Field
Nr Ullswater Steamers/St Patricks Boat Landings
Glenridding
Cumbria
CA11 0US 
 
Date & Time:
 
Sunday June 3rd 2018
 
500m: 9am
3.8k: 10am
1mile: 12:30pm


What do I need to enter?

All competitors must wear a wetsuit for the event. Wetsuit Hire is available for £10, if you do need one for the event, please email info@epicevents.co.uk. Shortie type wetsuits are allowed if you are an experienced swimmer, but we recommend full length arms and legs due to the cold temperatures. If you are susceptible to the cold, we would also recommend neoprene hats, socks and gloves. The minimum age for competitors is 11/14/17 for 500m/1mile/3.8k on the day of the event


How much to enter:

The cost to enter the 500m/1mile/3.8k is £20/23/26. Entries will close either at 12 noon on the Thursday prior to the event or when the event fills, whichever occurs first.

Included within your entry is:

Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim Medal
Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim Cap
Chip timing
Safety cover


Where can I find out more about the course and the event?

To read more about the event and what to expect on the day, read the event 'guidance notes' by CLICKING HERE


How do I enter?
To enter the Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim click here
To see who's entered the Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim click here
To edit your entry or personal details click here

Need more info? Email events @ epicevents.co.uk
 
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