Coniston Picnic Swim 11th June 2016

This is the first of the MyTriEvents open water swim events taking place during 2016, it is your opportunity to swim in the majestic Coniston Water. Featuring the long 3km and 1.5km short distance swim, this event provides the ideal opportunity to either test your open water swimming against the clock and other like-minded swimmers or relax as you swim leisurely round the course taking in the magnificent views.

Both of these events are open to swimmers of all abilities from the experienced athlete, to those looking to take their first strokes in open water.

Following last years success we have created an area for family picnics, complete with rugs and bunting this is your time to relax after your swim. Whilst your children can bounce about on the bouncy castle or bring their bikes to cycle round the course complete with obstacles set out by MyTriEvents.

For those hardcore enough, this event also provides a great warm up for the legendary Coniston Old Man Triathlon, which takes place the day after from the same venue. Have you got what it takes to do both!

The Swims

Both swims start in deep water at the stunning Coniston Hall landing point on the western shore of Coniston Water. The 1.5km short course takes in one lap with the 3km long course doing two laps. Both races will set of together and be marshaled by our safety kayakers, who will be on hand to ensure your safety, as well as providing much needed encouragement!

Every swimmer will also benefit from chip timing on the day so you can accurately time your performance. Wetsuits are recommend, but we welcome any swimmers wishing to take on the challenge without a wetsuit.