Exmoor open water swim 2019

Next event

27 September 2020

SOLD OUT

*COVID-19 Update: If we are unable to put the event on in September due to COVID-19 restrictions, you will have the chance to have a full refund or defer to 2021 or 2022!

Everyone who enters the swim will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a Strel Swim Adventure Holiday.

Want £50 off of a holiday booking with Marsdens Devon Cottages? – use the code “SWIM50” to get your discount via the Marsdens website

2019 results
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2020 course lengths

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Specially for 2020, we have a 1km course for those with less training or new to open water swimming!
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The “elite” only* 6km route combines loops of both the 2km and 4km courses!
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The longer 4km route takes 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 Logo 2020 colour

4KM / 2KM

Our goal is to give 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 takes 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!

1KM (NEW FOR 2020!)

Our goal is to give everyone the opportunity to swim in this incredible lake in the heart of Exmoor – and this is even more true in 2020. This year we have introduced a 1km course for those swimmers who are just getting into open water swimming, or simply haven’t had a chance to train during the restrictions in place this summer.

The 1km route will use the same start and finish point at Wimbleball Lake, but enjoy a tour of the bay from the shore. Safety will be covered by kayaks and motorboats, and swimmers will get the enjoy the experience without spending too long in the water.

Whether as an introduction or to compensate for reducing training opportunities, we hope to see you return for one of the longer course next year!

Exmoor Open Water Swim: 6KM “elite”