Guided Swim - Ullswater 2018
20th June - Guided Ullswater Swim - Closed
23rd May - Guided Ullswater Swim - Closed
25th June - Guided Ullswater Swim - Closed
2nd July - Guided Ullswater Swim - Closed
9th July - Guided Ullswater Swim - Closed
16th July - Guided Ullswater Swim - Closed
20th August - Guided Ullswater Swim - Closed
Prices for private swims with us are:
Solo Ullswater Swim (one person, one way) £400
Solo Ullswater Swim (one person, two way) £600
Two people Ullswater Swim (one way, swimming together or relay) £450
Two people Ullswater Swim (two way, swimming together or relay) £700
Three people Ullswater Swim (one way, swimming together or relay) £500
Three people Ullswater Swim (two way, swimming together or relay) £900
Our service includes:
Chillswim’s rib boat
RYA powerboat level 2 pilot with 10+ years experience of guiding swimmers on Windermere
Chillswim Ullswater trophy
Live GPS tracking
Results displayed on Chillswim website
An observer is essential for your swim, and you can either bring your own support crew (max 3 people for a solo swimmer) or we can provide you with an observer to monitor your stroke rate, manager your feeds etc for £80 one way way, or £120 two way.
Swim dates and times
We operate guided swims between May and September when the water temperature is typically between 13 and 20 degrees. The warmest water in the last 2 years has been July, but this by no means is guaranteed! Our swims start at 6 or 7am when the lake is at its quietest enabling the swimmer to make good progress before the commercial ferries begin operating and other motorised vessels operate. We tend to have most of our guided swims on week days to avoid sailing galas, motorboat events, and the general high boat traffic that a tourist destination such as Lake District attracts.
All swimmers are required to have a medical examination by their GP prior to this swim, which is typical of other swims of this nature. A standard form will be provided and emailed to you following your registration. If you are participating in another long distance swim this season and are also required to undergo a medical for that swim please send us a copy of this form so we can advise if you need a separate medical for your swim with Chillswim. You will be able to upload your completed medical form or can email it to us no later than 4 weeks before your swim.
Assessment swims for channel swimming
There are strict criteria for these assessment swims by the CS & PF and CSA. Please check requirements with your channel swimming provider before booking a swim with us.
It is possible to have more than one swimmer guided, and you can book this through the entry system. Swimmers should either be the same pace or form a relay team. For swimmers of different paces we recommend booking individual swims.
Chillswim organise world class open water swimming events in the Lake District, UK. The company's passion is purely open water swimming: outdoor swimming, wild swimming, open water swim races and supporting the growth of long distance swimming.
Chillswim Limited, is a registered company in England and Wales, registration number 08062283.