This is an Introduction session to Wild Swimming. It starts at the beautiful Fell Foot Park at the bottom of Windermere and involves a swim down from 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 quick rest. 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 than this and enjoy more of a localised swim and less distance starting from the meadow at Fell Foot park.
It is a 2hr 30 min session run at Fell Foot Park, Windermere lake. (these are one off sessions not a course)
Session run: 0930- 12:00 (approx. finish time)
Standard: Beginner to intermediate (breaststroke swimmers are welcome). We have 12 places on the June & July Course. Wetsuit hire (sorry limited sizes) & use of tow floats included within the cost if needed, free swim cap included too. For the June course wetsuits are required as the water is still below 16 degrees. Hopefully by the July course, the water should have warmed up to 17/18 degrees (has been known at 21 degree Celsius :-) & swimmers are welcome to swim in a swimming costume.
Bespoke Open Water Sessions
This event offers the option to purchase Refund Protect. Participants can choose to cover their inability to attend with Refund Protect.
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