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Swim guiding and coaching in the South Lake District

Swim the width of Windermere

Fancy a challenge?
Need a goal to work towards?
How about swimming the width of Windermere at its widest point?

Windermere is 10.5 miles long, one mile wide (ish) and 220 feet deep, is the largest natural lake in both the Lake District and in England, and is fed by numerous rivers.  Strictly speaking, Windermere lake is just called Winder”mere”, with “mere” meaning a lake that is broad in relation to its depth.

If you can swim 40 lengths of the pool or 1km outside this challenge is for you.

Depending on the wind and weather we will set off from either the East or West side and swim the 1 mile to the other side. We will have boat support and be in small groups.

A Windermere two-way width is also available, please ask for more info.

Safety is paramount and we will take all necessary safety kit and have qualified boat drivers.


Please contact me to arrange other dates and for prices.


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