Exmoor Open Water Swim

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Friends of the earth
Surfers Against Sewage
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2018 course lengths

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The “elite” only* 6km route combines loops of both the 2km and 4km courses – New for 2018!
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The longer 4km route will take the swimmers on a stunning single loop tour of the whole lake
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We have a shorter 2km course, which will hopefully result in returns next year to conquer the 4km!

*”Elite” 6km participants must be able to swim 1-mile in under 28 minutes (pool equivalent)

2018 course lengths

0m
The “elite” only* 6km route combines loops of both the 2km and 4km courses – New for 2018!
0m
The longer 4km route will take the swimmers on a stunning single loop tour of the whole lake
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We have a shorter 2km course, which will hopefully result in returns next year to conquer the 4km!

*”Elite” 6km participants must be able to swim 1-mile in under 28 minutes (pool equivalent)

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 or 6km courses!

Exmoor Open Water Swim: 6KM “elite”

For those with more experience, who would like to swim at a faster pace (less than 28 minutes per mile equivalent in a pool), and would like to swim a longer distance, we are introducing an “Elite” 6km course for 2018! The 6km course will start first and combine both the 2km and 4km courses. Specific safety cover will be in place on a completely clear course.

Swimmers of all distances will receive prizes, distance specific 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 in advance only, 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 have also teamed up with Stop Micro Waste! GUPPYFRIEND microfilter washing bags. Visit their website to see how you can cut down your micro plastic pollution when washing your sports kit and other clothing.

We can all do our part!

 
 

Our sponsor, Zoggs, has also developed a new range of swimwear this year, Ecolast™, which begins its life as plastic waste which would otherwise cause damage to our planet, oceans and marine life. They are also working to ensure 100% of their goggle packaging is sustainable by 2020.

Check out our sponsor partners Surfers Against Sewage and Friends of the Earth for great practical advice on how to reduce your footprint.

Pickwell Foundation Reuse Recycle

our sponsors

 
Pickwell Foundation
 
 
Dryrobe
Alpine Elements
Strel
Wicked Wolf
Propello
Brewer Harding & Rowe
Nourish Stores
Zoggs
Parkwood Leisure
 

Charity partners

 
SAS
Childrens Hospice South West
Friends of the Earth
 

Our thanks go to

 
Earth Friendly Foodware
Vegware
 

location

Wimbleball Lake, Brompton Regis, Dulverton, Somerset. TA22 9NU

Take a closer look at Wimbleball Lake