Cassie Patten, one of the Olympic heroines from Beijing, has signed up to take part in the inaugural Great Scottish Swim. The 22 year old, who won bronze in the 10k open water swim last summer, was also the winner of the inaugural Great North Swim in Lake Windermere last year.
The Great Scottish Swim makes it debut at Strathclyde Country Park on August 29th and is over a distance of one mile. Swimmers will be set off in waves of approximately 200 and the event will be televised for broadcast on Channel 4.
Patten is relishing the opportunity to return to the water. “I really enjoyed taking part in the Great North Swim last year and to be doing all four this year is really exciting. I was delighted to beat my friend and rival Kerri Anne Payne to first place. I’m looking forward to coming to Scotland to compete and I’m sure I will again face top class opposition!”
The Great Scottish Swim has been secured through a partnership between EventScotland and North Lanarkshire Council, and organised by Nova International.