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Saturday 2nd September 2023

Entries Open
Tuesday 20th September 2022
Entries Close
Wednesday 30th August 2023
500m; 1km; 2km; 4km; Kids Fun Swim
Entries So Far
55 Participants
Entry Fees
500m   £30.00   
1km   £35.00   
2km   £40.00   
4km   £45.00   
Kids Fun Swim   £25.00   
Galloway Activity Centre

Wild swimming on Loch Ken is continuing to grow each year and the Galloway Activity Centre is proud to host our annual Loch Ken Wild Swim on 2nd September in aid of the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team.  This event will run throughout the day with options to enter the 500m, 1km, 2km or 4km swims.  There will be an informal kids 100 metre swim running in the afternoon.

The clean, clear waters of Loch Ken are ideal for wild swimming. The water is SEPA tested and as part of the hydro electric scheme is regularly filled with fresh water from the Rhinns of Kells. The temperature is usually between 14-15 degrees Celcius and wetsuits are compulsory (£2.50 to hire a from GAC)

The centre works in partnership with the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team and swimmers can make an optional donation to this essential service. We're also encouraging anyone taking part to try and raise extra money by asking for sponsorship. If this is of interest to anyone then please get in touch and we can get you a sponsorship form.

Please note that T-Shirts may not be available for entries placed after Wednesday 23rd September

Entry fees include a hot drink and sausage filled roll after the swim.

The likely programme of events is as follows:

  • 08:30 - registration opens
  • 09:30 - 500m swim
  • 10:15 - 1km swim
  • 11:30 - 2km swim
  • 13:15 - kids splash session
  • 14:00 - 4km swim

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This event offers the option to purchase XCover, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

Other events this weekend

Fri 30 Aug 24 Loch Ken Wild Night Swim
Sat 31 Aug 24 Loch Ken Wild Swim
Sun 1 Sep 24 Loch Ken Wild 10km Swim

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