Great North Swim

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Lexie Kelly at the Great North Swim finish
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The Great North Swim is UK's biggest outdoor swimming event with a ½-mile, 1-mile, 2-mile, 5 km and 10 km lake swim in beautiful Windermere in the Lake District of Cumbria, England. There were 10,000 entrants in 2011 in the wetsuit-only event that is part of the Great Swim series.

Marathon Swim

The 10 km marathon swim is two heats held in June.


It is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims.

Great Swim Series

The Great North Swim is organised by Nova International, a UK-based company owned by former Olympic runner Brendan Foster. There are 5 swims in the series: Great London Swim, Great East Swim, Great Manchester Swim, Great North Swim, and Great Scottish Swim.



1 mile lake swim and 10 km marathon swim




City Windermere

Country England

Region Europe

Event Information

Month: June

Event Date: 22-24 June 2012

Website: Great North Swim

Class: Amateur

Wetsuit: No

Records: Records:Great North Swim and Great North Swim - Fastest Male

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