New for 2013, an expected 2,000 participants will make the Great Scottish Swim the biggest open water swimming event in Scotland. Held for the first time in the majestic surroundings of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, 40 minutes’ drive from Glasgow city centre, swimmers can choose from 1/2 mile, 1 mile and 2 mile swims with participants seting off in waves of approximately 300 every half an hour.
If you're looking for the ultimate in revitalising weekends, it doesn't get much better than spending it in the open water of Loch Lomond and its fun-filled shores. There will be various tasty opportunities amongst shopping in nearby retail outlets, and all whilst watching world-class open water swimmers in action.
Safety is the number one priority for organisers of the Great Scottish Swim. All swimming events have expert kayakers overseeing the progress of swimmers with safety boats ready in waiting for the unlikely event of an emergency.
The Great Scottish Swim takes place on 24 August 2013 at Loch Lomond. Swimmers can choose their distance from ½ mile, 1 mile or 2 miles.
Pricing: ½ Mile – £21 (£17.50 + VAT), 1 mile – £28 (£23.33 + VAT), 2 miles – £32 (£26.66 + VAT)
Requirements: Wetsuits, swimmers of all abilities are welcome