We’re delighted that the British Heart Foundation have approved our application for a defibrillator for Llangorse Sailing Club.  The Big Swim will be funding the extra £600 needed from the money raised at this year’s event and the sailing club will be providing a cabinet.  The defib will be on the outside of the clubhouse so that it can be used by anybody at the lake.  We hope it will be in place within the next few weeks.



Big Swim 2018

The Llangorse Lake Big Swim will be held on the afternoon of Saturday September 15th. We hope to welcome 250 swimmers of all ages, sizes and abilities wearing trunks, costumes and wetsuits to the beautiful Llangorse Lake.  In 2018 we will once again be able to offer you changing rooms and showers and we will be adding more markers in the lake to make it easier for you to navigate.   To enter please follow this link Llangorse Big Swim Entries


Big Swim 2017

Hi swimmers. Well done to everybody who swam.. I’m delighted to tell you that the swimmer who was treated by paramedics at the start is sitting up and talking in hospital. A huge thank you to our amazing team of volunteer and professional medics. The results are online here – RESULTS 2017








Big Swim 2017 Information Pack

Llangorse Swim Race Pack

Hi swimmers.  We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Llangorse on September 30th. All the information that you need for the swim is in the race pack above which you can download. The lake temperature is currently fluctuating between 15 and 17 degrees and we’ll be posting regular updates on our Facebook page and via twitter next week. We have been able to release another 20 places for the swim but we will be full so please make sure that any friends you have that still haven’t entered don’t leave it too late. Please just get in touch if you have any questions. Nicola and the Big Swim team





Thank you swimmers and marshals

Thank you to everybody who swam, marshaled and supported today. We’ve already made a list of ways that we can improve for next year including staggering the waves more so the 1.5 swimmers don’t have such a long wait, more buouys, more cake (gosh you were all hungry) and a private changing tent. We are taking orders for t-shirts at £10 each. Please email us with the size you’d like and we’ll send you details of how to pay. Please let us know by Wednesday


Big Swim Weekend

Hi swimmers. We’ve marked the course and we’ll now be swimming in a clockwise direction to make sighting easier. Today the temperature ranged between 17 and 21 degrees across the course. All water tests were passed with flying colours and the water was crystal clear. Thanks to the Davies family we’ll be using the field next to the sailing club for parking, please follow the marshals when you arrive. Registration is between 2 and 3:30, please be prompt! We are able to accept limited entries on the day, please email us in advance –       Happy Swimming!


The Big Swim info

Hi swimmers.  We’re looking forward to welcoming you all to Llangorse on Saturday for the 2016 Big Swim.  We are sold out but we are operating a waiting list so if you’d like to take part please sign up via  We’ll allocate places as people drop out so hopefully you’ll all get to swim.  You should all have received your information pack via email, if not the please let us know at

Registration opens at 2pm on Saturday at the sailing club and will close promptly at 3:30pm. Please arrive in plenty of time!  At registration you will be given your swimming hat and timing chip.  If you want to change your distance you can do so then.  Please try and share lifts if possible as parking is limited.  When you arrive at Llangorse please follow the signs and our parking marshals. There are changing tents and toilets at the start plus the chance to warm up following the briefing at 3:45.

The first wave of swimmers will enter the water at 4pm followed by waves every 5 minutes.  The start is 75m away from the entry ramp so you’ll have chance to acclimatise before your start. Please make sure that your wetsuits and swimming suits are clean and dry before you enter the water to avoid any contamination of the lake.

You will be able to get your time and wave place immediately after you leave the water and there will be hot drinks and cake on offer for as long as it lasts (and there’s a lot of cake!)Prize giving will be at 6:30pm at the sailing club and we hope that many of you will be staying in the village and making the most of the beautiful area.

Happy swimming and see you on Saturday – Nicola and the Llangorse team



Swim update



Hi swimmers.  Here is the map for this year’s swim.  At the moment the lake is a very, very warm 21 degrees. There is some weed on the course but we’ll be tweaking the route to avoid it.  The water is very clear so you’ll be looking down on plants, fish, shells and all of the creatures that live in this special lake.

We expect to be full up by the end of this week but we are operating a waiting list and we’ll let you know if we’re able to release more places or if anybody drops out and their place becomes available.

Regular updates on the temperature, course, entries etc. will be posted on our Facebook page – Llangorse Lake Big Swim

See you on September 10th



Wetsuit or skins – your choice

Hi swimmers
It was great to meet so many of you at the Caldey to Tenby swim last weekend. What a fabulous event. Lots of people have been asking if you have to wear a wetsuit for the Llangorse Big Swim? No, you can choose whether you wear one or not. Last year about a third of the swimmers wore just drunks, costumes or bikinis (we applaud you ‘Blue Tits’ (Yep, that’s the club’s name!) You don’t need to make up your mind until the day of the swim and there are prizes for both wetsuits and skins. We hope to see you all on September 10th – you can enter here –