Back with a splash!
For much of 2020 it felt like we were treading water, but the team at Great Swim is delighted to announce that the John West Great Swim Series is returning to two fantastic locations this summer!
The first Great Swim event to take place will be the iconic John West Great North Swim, which is set in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District National Park. Brockhole on Windermere offers swimmers a safe and stunning place to take on an open water challenge. Perfect for swimmers of all abilities, this is the perfect place to get away and enjoy a day in the great outdoors.
A week later the John West Great East Swim returns to the serene setting of Alton Water in Suffolk. With a wide range of distances to choose from, this event is popular with families and young swimmers. Although if it’s adventure you’re after, you can set your sights on the Great East SwimRun event, also taking place on the same day.
With indoor pools in England open once again, now is the perfect time to set yourself an open water swim challenge. There’s plenty of time to build up your swimming confidence and fitness between now and June…
John West Great North Swim
Location: Brockhole on Windermere, Lake District
Date: Friday 11 – Sunday 13 June 2021
Distances: 250 metres, ½ mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5k and a 10k
John West Great East Swim
Location: Alton Water, Suffolk
Date: Saturday 19 June 2021
Distances: 250 metres, ½ mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5k, a 10k and a SwimRun option