Entries pour in for Great North Swim

Almost all the places on the Great North Swim 2010 have been snapped up, only six weeks since it opened for entries.

More than 7,000 people have signed up for the event at Lake Windermere (4/5 September). Only a limited number of charity places are now available. Now in its third year, the swim in Cumbria raises money for charities and provides a boost to the local economy.

Great Swim series
Great Swim series
In 2009 an estimated 20,000 spectators watched 6,000 swimmers brave the one-mile, open-water course.

Among the participants were Health Secretary Andy Burnham, actor Steve McFadden, and Olympic swimming champions.

  • The premier outdoor swim event in the UK
  • Inspiration for the British Gas Great Swim series
  • Voted 5th top open-water swim in the world (2008)
  • A one-mile outdoor swim in beautiful Windermere, Cumbria
  • Open to swimmers of all abilities
  • See some of the world’s top swimmers compete against one another, across the same one mile course as the masses, in the elite race
  • Highlights shown on TV

Colin Hill, Event Project Manager for Great Swim said: “The Great Swim Team are now looking forward to 2010 and hope that these televised events will help bring a whole new audience and participants to take part alongside the world’s best elite swimmers.”

Great Swim is open to swimmers of all abilities aged 16 years and over. There are limited places available and organisers urge those interested to enter soon to avoid disappointment.

For more information and to enter online go to www.greatswim.org