The 2km course is a single long loop taking in three bays of the lake!
Feeling brave, done the 1 km course? Are you ready for the 2km course? This is our most popular distance. This is a great challenge for those who are ready to up the ante from the 1km course. The 2km is one loop of the 2km course. You will feel a huge sense of achievement if you have already swam the 1km course in previous years. You must be at least 12 years old on the day of the swim to be able to enter the 2km swim.
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.
We will have 1km, 2km and 4km courses set up, everyone will get to enjoy their own tour of Wimbleball Lake. Swimmers will not exit the water until the end of the race. If you are swimming the 6km course you will swim 1 lap of the 4km course and 1 lap of the 2km course. We provide water and jelly bean station on the course for all 6 and 4km swimmers.
All 6km swimmers will all take part in a “mass-start” format.
2km and 4km 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.
All 1km swimmers take part in a time trial, with no mass start.
Safety will be covered by our friendly kayak team, a team from Nick Thorn Surf Coach and motorboats, as the swimmers enjoy unparalleled views of this special place.