Epic Lakes Swim Coniston 2020

Epic Lakes Swim Coniston 2020

16 August 2020

The Coniston Epic Lakes Swim is event 3 of the Epic Lakes Open Water Swim Series. It takes place near the Bluebird Cafe, in Coniston. You can choose either the 500m, the 1 mile or the 'iron' 3.8k distances, depending upon your age and ability. Coniston provides yet another fantastic venue, with stunning views and it’s a great family day out. Visit the famous Bluebird Cafe or take a ride on the Steam Gondola. Coniston is of course famous for Donald Campbell’s speed record, but you can take things a bit more leisurely and enjoy the surroundings. It’s going to be another EPIC day of swimming, come and join us!

The format for the swims will be different to our previous events and will be based on a ‘time trial’ format which will follow the latest Swim England and Government guidelines. To ensure safety and social distancing there will be no mass start for any events. Swimmers will be allocated a specific start time and will start in the water at pre-determined intervals. We’ve worked closely with the local council, the National Park & National Trust to make this swim possible and we can guarantee both a safe and enjoyable event for everyone.

We will have a live leaderboard throughout the day, both onsite and online, to keep you and your followers updated with swim times during the event. We can still guarantee a great atmosphere with our MC on the mic, music and a great finish line team. Presentations will be live on Facebook, with prizes for various categories.


Monk Coniston Car Park, Coniston, Cumbria. LA21 8AH

Date and Time

16 August 2020 - 08:00am

What do I need to enter

There will be the option when entering the mile or the 3.8k races to swim without a wetsuit (skin swimmer). You must have previous event experience of swimming without a wetsuit which must be provided at the point of entry. Tow floats will be compulsory for all skin swimmers. For all other competitors wetsuits are compulsory. Shortie type wetsuits are allowed if you are an experienced swimmer but we recommend full length arms and legs due to the cold temperatures. If you are susceptible to the cold, we would also recommend neoprene hats, socks and gloves. The minimum age for competitors is 11/14/17 for the 500m/1m/3.8k on the day of the event.

How much to enter

The cost to enter the 500m/1mile/3.8k is £20/25/29. Entries will close either at 12noon on the Thursday prior to the event or when the event fills, whichever occurs first.

Included within your entry

Epic Lakes Swim Coniston Medal

Epic Swim Cap

Electronic timing

Safety cover

Free to download event photographs

Where can I find out more about the course and the event

To read more about the event, the guidance notes, the courses etc CLICK HERE

 Event information
16 August 2020
John Ruskin School, Lake Road, LA21 8EW
Great Britain
See map below
Registration is closed
Timing by Epic Events. Results Base is only responsible for registration.
For result queries please e-mail: info@epicevents.co.uk
500 metres
Starts at 13:00

Price per participant
Price £20.00
1 Mile
Starts at 11:00

Price per participant
Price £25.00
3.8 km
Starts at 08:00

Price per participant
Price £29.00

 More information
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Epic Lakes Swim Coniston 2020

  • John Ruskin School, Lake Road, LA21 8EW
  • Coniston
  • Great Britain