Early-bird entries are now open for the Exmoor Open Water Swim 2km / 4km / 6km on 30 September 2018 at Wimbleball Lake.
Organiser Mike Morris writes… “Our goal is to give everyone the opportunity to swim in this incredible lake in the heart of Exmoor. While there are medals for those who come in the top three for their age groups, the majority of swimmers will simply be challenging themselves to participate in a safe and friendly open-water swimming environment at Wimbleball Lake. We are excited to announce that this year we will be introducing an elite 6km race, made up of the 4km + 2km loop.
“The uniqueness of this event is that the 4km route will take the swimmers all the way down to the end and back, on a stunning single-loop tour of the whole lake. Safety will be covered by kayaks and motorboats, as the swimmers enjoy unparalleled views of this special place.
“The 4km swim distance is designed as a challenge, even for the seasoned long-distance, open-water swimmers and slightly longer than an Iron Man swim. It is also a goal to aim for, for swimmers who either have confined their swims to pools or have yet to conquer this distance. For those who are not ready to take on the 4km route, we have a 2km course, which will hopefully result in returns next year to take on the 4km course!
“For those people who want to bring their families and make a weekend of it, we have negotiated 10% off camping at Wimbleball Lake and also 10% off all the activities on and around the lake.
Early Bird entries are available at www.exmoorswim.co.uk.
The charity partners for this events are: Surfers Against Sewage, Friends of the Earth and Children’s Hospice South West.
Exmoor Open Water Swim is sponsored by dryrobe, Alpine Elements, Brewer, Harding & Rowe solicitors, Wicked Wolf Gin and Pickwell Foundation.
‘Arguably the most prestigious swimming competition in the South West – Somerset County Gazette
‘Great work guys – awesome astmosphere and well looked after, I will definitely be back.’ Pete Taylor – Competitor
‘Fantastically organised event at Wimbelball Lake. Thank you’ – Becky Little – Competitor