Guided Swim - Windermere 2018

1st December 2017 - 30th September 2018

Windermere


Choose an available date below:

12th June - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

13th June - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

18th June - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

19th June - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

20th June - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

25th June - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

26th June - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

27th June - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

30th June - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

2nd July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

3rd July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

4th July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

9th July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

10th July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

12th July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

17th July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

18th July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

23rd July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

24th July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

25th July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

30th July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

31st July - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

4th August - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

6th August - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

7th August - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

8th August - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

13th August - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

14th August - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

15th August - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

20th August - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

21st August - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

22nd August - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

10th September - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

11th September - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

12th September - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

17th September - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

18th September - Guided Windermere Swim - Closed

19th September - Guided Windermere Swim

24th September - Guided Windermere Swim

25th September - Guided Windermere Swim

26th 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


Observer
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.

Medical
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.


Additional swimmers
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.

Location: Windermere


Chillswim Limited

Event Organiser Chillswim Limited
www.chillswim.com

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.

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