The Epic Lakes Swim Derwent is event 2 of the Aquasphere Epic Lakes Open Water Swim Series. It takes place from Crow Park, in Keswick and forms part of the National Trust Regatta Weekend. You can choose either the 500m, the 1 mile or the ‘Iron’ 3.8k distances, depending upon your age and ability. On the day, there will be a whole range of activities organised by the National Trust for their Regatta Weekend. There will be children’s crafts, cannon fire, stalls and entertainment, a fairground, food and refreshments. It’s a fantastic venue, in a great location, with stunning views. All in all, it’s an EPIC day out, so bring your family and join us in Keswick, you’ll be glad you did!
Crow Park, Opposite the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, CA12 5DJ
Date & Time
Sunday 11th July 2021, from 8:30am
The swims will be in the order of 3.8k, 1 mile, 500m
What do I need to enter
There will be the option when entering the mile or the 3.8km 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 500m/1mile/3.8km 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 12 noon on the Friday prior to the event or when the event fills, whichever occurs first.
Included within your entry is
- Derwent Epic Lakes Swim Medal
- Swim Cap
- Chip timing
- Safety cover
- Event photographs free to download from our Facebook page
Where can I find out more about the courses and the event
Read more about the event, what to expect on the day, read the event ‘guidance notes’ etc by CLICKING HERE