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.
Once again all 6km, 4km and 2km swimmers will be using the 2km course – enjoying a tour of Wimbleball Lake with three, two or one loop respectively.
6km swimmers will all take part in a “mass-start” format.
4km and 2km swimmers will have the option of “mass-start” or “time-trial” format, but only those in the “mass-start” will be eligible for top 3 placing medals.
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 event, you can complete one lap of the 2km course, which will hopefully result in returns next year to take on the 4km or 6km courses!