Guided Swim - Windermere 2018
18th June - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed
4th July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed
9th July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed
12th July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed
17th July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed
18th July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed
24th July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed
30th July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed
31st July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed
4th August - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed
13th August - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed
20th August - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed
10th September - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed
17th September - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed
18th September - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed
Prices for private swims with us are:
- Solo Windermere Swim (one person, one way) £590
- Solo Windermere Swim (one person, two way) £800
- Two people Windermere Swim (one way, swimming together or relay) £700
- Two people Windermere Swim (two way, swimming together or relay) £900
- Three people Windermere Swim (one way, swimming together or relay) £800
- Three people Windermere Swim (two way, swimming together or relay) £1000
Our service includes:
- Chillswim’s rib boat
- RYA powerboat level 2 pilot with 10+ years experience of guiding swimmers on Windermere
- Chillswim Windermere trophy
- Live GPS tracking
- Results displayed on Chillswim website
- Personalised certificate
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, or £120 two way. You will pay this directly to the observer.
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. 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.
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.
Is there a time limit?
There is no time limit within which to complete your swim. Typically swimmers complete the length between 3 hours 46 mins (Dion Harrison 2014), and 8 hours for a one way. However, for safety reasons of the pilot and swimmer, if the swimmer is expected to take greater than 14 hours on a two way swim, an additional boat pilot will be required. The fee for greater than 14 hours is an additional £300, payable 4 weeks prior to swim along with the balance payment. Please contact us if you think you may fall into this category.
Assessment swims for English channel swimming qualifying swims
There are strict criteria for your 6 hour (solo) qualifying swim or 2 hour (relay) swims by the Channel Swimming & Pilot Federation (CS&PF) and Channel Swimming Association (CSA). Please check requirements with your channel swimming provider and we will ensure your swim is run under Channel Swimming Rules.
Based in the Lake District, UK, Chillswim is involved with open water swimming worldwide. The company's passion is purely open water swimming: outdoor swimming, wild swimming, open water swim races (we don't organise running events or triathlons) and supporting the growth of long distance swimming. Chillswim Limited, a company registered in England and Wales, registration number 08062283.Follow Chillswim Limited on Facebook @chillswim