• Swim to Remember
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Swim to Remember
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Swim to Remember
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Swim to Remember
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Swim to Remember
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching

Swim to Remember

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month

On 11/11/18 we will commemorate the sacrifice made by our armed forces in World War One, and subsequent armed conflicts, by holding A Swim to Remember.

One hundred years after the signing of the Armistice, a hundred swimmers will enter the water and assemble in silence whilst The Last Post rings out over the stillness of Derwentwater. The swimmers will pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom by swimming in silence for a thousand metres in the chilly November water.

If you want to be considered for one of the 100 places available on this very special swim, you must be able to swim 1km winter temperatures of <10°C.

Duration:
1¾ hours (10:30 - 12:15)

Swimming Ability:
Must be able to swim 1km

Cost:
There is no charge for this swim, but you are expected to make a donation of at least £10.00 and perhaps take part in further fund raising activities to reach the £1,000 target for both The Royal British Legion and HorseBack UK. This could be by attracting sponsorship for your swim, or by organising workplace collections using Virgin Money Giving.

Date:
Sunday 11 November 2018

If you are interested in taking part in this challenge, then please drop us an email by clicking here.

GUIDED SWIM TOURS

GUIDED SWIM TOURS

Your wishes + our knowledge = a very special swim tour tailored to your abilities.
Each itinerary is planned with you in mind, to ensure you get the very best from the experience.

GREAT LAKES SWIM TOURS

GREAT LAKES SWIM TOURS

Once a month during the summer we spend the weekend swimming in five of Cumbria’s outstandingly beautiful lakes.
These tours have something for everyone, all ages and abilities.

OPEN WATER COACHING

OPEN WATER COACHING

This can be anything from a one off session while you're on holiday in the Lake District to a more of a structured course to help transform your stroke over a period of time.

Swim on the Wild Side is the Lake District's only swimming holiday operator offering fully coached activities with a qualified and experienced coach.

All of our swims are fully risk assessed, insured and we abide by the strict environmental rules laid down by the Lake District National Park, following the 'Ditch the Hitchers' campaign.

Want to make a booking? We’ll be happy to devise a schedule to fit your plans where possible just click here to visit our calendar.

Need more information? Dive into our Any Questions page here.