Big Welsh Swim

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The Big Welsh Swim is a multi-race open water swim in Llyn Padarn at the foot of Snowdonia Mountain Range, Gwynedd in north Wales. The course includes 3 x 3 km lengths of Llyn Padarn on 14 July 2017 with the expected water temperatures between 16°C and 18°C. It is a charity swim for Snowdonia Giving.

2017 Big Welsh Swim

Short film produced by Peter Verity Photography with Lee Chetwynd


  • Mid way: 1.3 km [maximum number of participants: 50]
  • One way: 3 km [maximum number of participants: 160]
  • Two Way: 6 km [maximum number of participants: 70]
  • Three way: 9 km [maximum number of participants: 110]

Llyn Padarn

Llyn Padarn is a glacially formed lake in Snowdonia, Gwynedd, north Wales. It is a moraine dammed lake, approximately 2 miles long and at its deepest point is 94 feet deep, and is one of the largest natural lakes in Wales.

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