The Windermere One Way Swim by James Duffy
The Windermere One Way Swim took place on Sunday 2nd September at the beautiful and sheltered Fell Foot Park at the southern end of Windermere and some 167 swimmers took part. Swimmers were each accompanied by a personal kayaker including eight from Liverpool Canoe Club. The epic 11.2 mile swim the length of Windermere ended near Ambleside at Brathay Hall. Every Windermere One Way swimmer also had a timing chip to accurately record their time. Wetsuits were recommended but a significant number of experienced swimmers competed the challenge without a wetsuit.
Significant crowds cheered the swimmers at the major viewing points and at the feed station just north of the ferry landing on the west side. Congratulations to all the swimmers.