Thank you to everyone who made the Exmoor Open Water Swim 2017 a fantastic day
We hope to see you next year
30 September 2018
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The longer 4km route will take the swimmers on a stunning single loop tour of the whole lake
We have a shorter 2km course, which will hopefully result in returns next year to conquer the 4km!
Exmoor Open Water Swim: 4KM / 2KM
Our goal is to give to everyone the opportunity to swim in this incredible lake in the heart of Exmoor. While there are medals for those who come in the top three for their age groups, the majority of swimmers will simply be challenging themselves to participate in a safe and friendly open water swimming environment at Wimbleball Lake.
The 4km route will take the swimmers all the way down to the end and back, on a stunning single loop tour of the whole lake. Safety will be covered by kayaks and motorboats, as the swimmers enjoy unparalleled views of this special place.
The 4km swim distance is designed as a challenge, even for the seasoned long distance open water swimmers and slightly longer than an Iron Man swim.
It is also a goal to aim for, for swimmers who either have confined their swims to pools or have yet to conquer this distance. For those who are not ready to take on the 4km route, we have a 2km course, which will hopefully result in returns next year to take on the 4km course!
Swimmers of both distances will receive collector enamel cups, swim hats and will be individually timed. There will be medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and prizes for 1st place of each age category. Event T-shirts will be on sale, together with Exmoor Swim Dryrobes.
All competitors will receive a snack and hot drinks at the finish line.
Join us for this challenging and spectacular event in one of the most beautiful lakes in Great Britain…
Why the environmental focus to this year’s event?
With an increasing recognition of the environmental challenges that we are facing, we have teamed up with The Pickwell Foundation to encourage greater consideration for the environment as an event, and for the competitors taking part. In addition to recycling and zero single-use plastic containers at the event, we will be looking to minimise our impacts through supplier choice, snacks available and prizes.
We can all do our part!
Wimbleball Lake, Brompton Regis, Dulverton, Somerset. TA22 9NU