Great North Swim fast approaching limit of entries

Less than two weeks after the Great North Swim opened for entries, the first day of the event is closed with a maximum of 2,500 swimmers – and the second day is quickly reaching its limit.

The Great North Swim plans to set off a total of 5,000 swimmers over a two-day period in waves of 250 people. Colin Hill, the Event Director said, “The Great North Swim’s success is down to its stunning location, world class elite field, overwhelming support from spectators and the enthusiasm of thousands of swimmers.”

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