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Cassie Patten’s Training advice for the next Great North Swim

In the final video of our series filmed at Low Wood Bay, Cassie Patten talks to Kate, Anna and Rachel about training in preparation for next years Great North Swim. Continue reading

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Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: Nutrition

Following on from our previous Great North Swim Video with Cassie Patten where we covered Sighting and Confidence Kate, Anna and Rachel ask for some tips on what they should eat before a Great Swim or an Open Water Swimming event. Continue reading

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Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: Confidence

Following on from our previous Great North Swim Video with Cassie Patten where we covered Sighting, Kate, Anna and Rachel ask for some tips to build their confidence in the open water. Continue reading

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Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: Sighting

In the second of our video blogs in the lead up to the Great North Swim, Cassie Patten, open water Olympic Bronze and two times World Silver Medalist talks to Kate Cameron, Anna Rogerson and Rachel Amner, a group of three women who are signed up to do the 2 mile race at the Great North Swim and who have all caught the open water swimming ‘bug’. Continue reading

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Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: From Pool to Outdoor Swimming

In the first of our video blogs in the lead up to the Great North Swim, Cassie Patten, open water Olympic Bronze and two times World Silver Medalist meet 12 year old Taylor Aplin and gives her some tips on making the transition from pool swimming to the outdoors in the open water of Windermere. Continue reading

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10 Open Water Swimming Tips ahead of the Great North Swim

Low Wood Bay, on the shores of Lake Windermere is the home of open water swimming. The Lake District Hotel has hosted The Great North Swim, the UK’s biggest open water swimming event, since 2008 and the The Big Chill Swim, possibly the UK’s coldest winter open water swim event, since 2012 – the water temperature was 5 degrees this year! SEE BELOW FOR AN EXCLUSIVE TRAINING DAY OFFER AT LOW WOOD BAY Continue reading

Countdown to the Great North Swim 2013 – Meet the Elite

The countdown has started for the largest European open water swimming event when 10,000 people will be taking to the waters of Lake Windermere during the Great North Swim between 14th and 16th June. The Great North Swim is the flagship event in Great Swim Series and in four years has grown from 3,000 swimmers in one day to around 10,000 swimmers taking part over three days.

The Great North Swim in Windermere

The Great North Swim in Windermere

Some of the world’s best open water swimmers have  said that the Great North Swim in Windermere ranked among their favourite races worldwide. Now there’s an opportunity for us mere mortals to meet the elite on the lawns of Low Wood Bay in the informal setting of a barbeque with entertainment from Burneside Brass Band.  The event will take place on Friday 14th June from 6:30pm. Continue reading