Thank you to everybody who took part in, volunteered and helped at this year’s swim. The sun shone down on us. The results are here – http://dbmaxresults.co.uk/results.aspx?CId=16421&RId=30104 Next year’s swim will take place on Saturday September 12th and entries will open this week. See you next year!
The temperature in the 1500m loop is 17 degrees. In the creek it’s 15 degrees as it’s shaded. There is a 100m swim out to the start so you’ll be able to acclimatise.
Please make sure that all your kit, wetsuits and equipment is completely dry before entering the water. Unfortunately there’s been a suspected outbreak of Crayfish plague on the Cwm y Caddo, a tributary of the Monnow, and it’s essential that this isn’t spread elsewhere. It’s carried as spores on wet kit and in mud.
This year all swimmers will receive a reusable drinks cup instead of a medal when they finish the swim. We’ve been thinking about this for a while as it’s dificult to get British made eco-friendly medals. We loved the Afanc design on the medals but they came in individual tiny plastic bags (grr) and were made in China. We hope you’ll love the cups and collect them year after year. They’ll also be super useful as you can go straight to the tea/coffee/not chocolate and cakes!
Entries for the Llangorse Lake Big Swim 2019 are now open online – early bird discounts are on offer! https://www.entrycentral.com/event/105837
Hi swimmers. We’re hoping that the 2019 Llangorse Big Swim will take place on Saturday 7th September. We hope to confirm the date and open the online entry in January. See you in 2019!
We’ve sent out the competitor information pack to you all this afternoon by email. Please just get in touch if you’ve got any questions. See you on the 15th – Nicola and the Big Swim volunteers