Great North Swim

Surrounded by some of the nation’s most spectacular scenery – the Lake District National Park – you can join thousands of others for what is the UK’s biggest outdoor swimming event.

We haven’t opened entries for 2019 yet but we will let you know when they do. Hosted at Brockhole on Windermere, it’s a fantastic weekend of open water swimming in the stunning Lake District.

With distances to suit all levels and abilities you can enjoy a weekend in the great outdoors with friends and family.

Take your pick from 250 meters, 1/2 a mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5k or a 10k.

Date:  Saturday 8th June, 2019 – Sunday 9th June, 2019

Location:  Lake District

Registration fee:  Starting from £15

Fundraising pledge:  Raise as much as you can!

Map of the routes

How does it work?

Register for your swim on the official Great North Swim website and use your place to raise money for babies born premature or sick. You'll need to choose the distance you want to swim. Choose from:

250 metres - £15 registration fee

1/2 a mile - £35 registration fee

1 mile - £40 registration fee

2 miles - £48 registration fee

5k - £55 registration fee

10k - £85 registration fee

Once you have your place, make sure you let us know by clicking the 'I already have a place but want to fundraise for Bliss' button.