Llangorse Lake Big Swim – 7th September 2019 – (Date TBC)- 2pm Start
ENTRIES WILL OPEN IN DECEMBER
The swim takes place in the beautiful Llangorse Lake, the largest natural lake in south Wales. Swimming is normally forbidden in the lake so thanks to the Blackham family, Llangorse Sailing Club and the Llangorse Users Group, competitors will get the only chance in the year to enjoy the beautiful water.
4 distances to choose from:
1 loop – 1.5km
2 loops – 3km
3 loops – 4.5km
4 loops – 6km
You can change your distance on the day of the swim if you feel you’d like to swim further or not quite so far. The course will take the swimmers from Llangorse Sailing Club, across to the far bank with views of St Gastyn’s church and back towards The Crannog – the only such ancient lake dwelling in England and Wales.
The race will be chip timed. You will be supported by canoes and boats on the water and we also have a floating aid station where you can take on food and drink. There will be professional first aid cover on the water and on the shore.
Every swimmer will get a silicone Llangorse Big Swim hat, a fantastic medal and as much tea, coffee, biscuits and cake as you can consume (yes really!)
We would strongly advise that swimmers wear a wetsuit unless you have extensive experience of swimming outdoors.
Registration will take place at Llangorse Sailing Club. There are changing rooms and showers plus ample toilets and refreshments. Spectators are welcome to watch the race from either the clubhouse or The Crannog. The lakeside and village contains loads of great accommodation options plus excellent places to eat, drink and relax and play areas for children so it’s an ideal place to base yourself for a family weekend.
Thank you to Wayne Smith for the fabulous pictures of the 2018 swim which you can see here – Flickr
Thank you to Louise Wyatt for the great pictures of the 2016 and 2017 swims which you can see on our Facebook page – Facebook
Thank you to Jon Phillips for these wonderful images of our 2015 swim – Photos