Goosemire Cottages Blog

Great North Swim

Date: 9th January 2012
Filed under: Events
Tagged: ambleside, great north swim, windermere

The British Gas Great North Swim is the UK's biggest outdoor swimming event, and will again take place at The Low Wood Hotel on Lake Windermere from 22nd to 24th June 2012. Lake Windermere is England’s largest lake at 10.5 miles long and stretches from Newby Bridge in the South up to Waterhead, Ambleside in the North.

If 2011 is anything to go by then it is expected that over 10,000 swimmers from novice first timers to Olympic champions will take part in the one mile open water event, and there is also a longer 2 mile event, and shorter ½ mile event. Highlights will be shown on TV including the elite events where some of the world’s top swimmers compete head to head.

Numerous charities including the NSPCC, Marie Currie Cancer Care and British Red Cross support the event. For further information about taking part and raising money for charity please visit Great North Swim/Charities