Watch the Great North Swim 2008

Don’t miss out on your chance to watch Olympic medallists David Davies and Cassie Patten swim to victory in the inaugural Great North Swim, when the race is broadcast on 14 December 2008.

Great North Swim 2008
Great North Swim 2008

The swim, which attracted over 2,200 swimmers of all ages and abilities, will be repeated on Channel 4 at 8.00am. Competitors swam the one-mile course in Lake Windermere on Saturday 14th September, against the scenic background of the Lake District National Park.

Britain’s Olympic silver medallist Keri-Anne Payne also took part as she battled it out for honours in the women’s race. The competition also saw Britain’s Alan Bircher, who has had a six-year career in Open Water and now wants to now fulfil a career in coaching, swim his final open water race.

To give you a flavour of the event, view video (4m 9s flashplayer required to view)

2 thoughts on “Watch the Great North Swim 2008

  1. Thanks John. Without this article I would have missed the TV programme. I really enjoyed it. Do we need to enter a team next year??? Gerry.

  2. I understand that more ‘Great Swims’ are being planned for 2009 and it sounds like a great opportunity for open water swimmers and triathletes alike. As soon as I have more details, we will publish locations.

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