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Semer Water Epic Lakes Swim

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Saturday 18th August 2018

Entries Open
Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 09:00
Entries Close
Thursday 16th August 2018 at 12:00
500m; 1 Mile; 3.8Km
Entries so Far
215 Participants
Entry Fees
500m   £20.00   
1 Mile   £23.00   
3.8Km   £26.00   
Event Organiser
01257 251217

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.



Semer Water
North Yorkshire
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 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
Event photographs free to download from our facebook page

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

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