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The Great North Swim is proving to be as popular as ever, and 2017 will be no exception. The event grows year on year and in the 2017 the event will host its 10th event. In 2016 the event had over 10,000 participants, event organizers are expecting that number to be even greater in 2017.
The event is held at the stunning, water front location the low wood bay. Windermere is England’s largest lake at 10.5 miles long (17km), stretching from Ambleside in the North to Newby Bridge in the South.
Surrounded by some of the nation’s most spectacular natural scenery – the Lake District National Park – the Great North Swim is an inspiring outdoor swim. Family and friends can watch all the action from the banks of Windermere while enjoying food and drink from local vendors.
The event includes 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 mile and 5K distances Swim’s. Most swimmers will be doing the 1 mile swim, Last year the event added a new challenging 10k. The 10k marathon swim is 6 laps of the standard 1 mile course, the swim is suitable for regular swimmers who are capable of taking on longer distances.