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Go Swim Loch Lomond – a new open water event for Scotland

Durty Events, organisers of award-winning multisport events throughout Scotland, and Triathlon Edinburgh have joined forces to launch Go Swim Loch Lomond, a packed programme of open water swimming events for all ages and experience levels at Loch Lomond on Saturday 07 September 2019.

 

In the stunning surroundings of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, there will be open water swimming events for all ages and standards of swimmers, including the family friendly 250 metre option for those aged 8+ (when accompanied by an adult) and 750 metre and 1500 metre options for those just starting out in open water swimming.  For the more experienced swimmer 3000 metre, 5000 metre and 10,000 metre options are available; and all distances include generous cut offs to allow for those who want to take it a bit easier.

 

 

With the support and backing of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Authority, Go Swim Loch Lomond will follow in the footsteps of the successful Great Scottish Swim after the popular event was cancelled earlier this year.

 

Paul McGreal from Durty Events said: “We’re really excited to be able to continue the tradition of fantastic swim events at Loch Lomond.  We know thousands of people have enjoyed the previous races and the absence of a major swimming event this year was met with a great deal of sadness so we really wanted to create something that replicates that experience. It’s a great fit for what we offer and believe in at Durty Events – amazing people doing amazing things in amazing places.  We just love seeing people get out there, set themselves challenges, and have an adventure and Go Swim Loch Lomond certainly meets that criteria!

 

“We’ve got a wealth of experience with open water swimming as the organising team behind dozens of the biggest, best and award-winning triathlons in Scotland over the last 20 plus years. Some of these events have had Loch Lomond as a venue and include event management for the open water swimming events at the 2018 European Championships.  You can count on us for Go Swim Loch Lomond to be well organised, and for safety to be a priority to enable swimmers to relax and enjoy the day.

 

“We’re proud to be working alongside Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park on this important and exciting project!”

Gordon Watson, Chief Executive of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, said: “Loch Lomond is an iconic location and a world class venue for open water swimming as demonstrated by hosting last year’s European Championships televised around the globe. We want people of all ages and abilities to continue to have the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic atmosphere and wonderful experience of a mass participation event in this special place.

 

“Triathlon Edinburgh and Durty Events have put together a great event with something for everyone and we’re delighted that the tradition of high-quality open water swimming events in Loch Lomond will be continuing this year in the lead up to the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.”

 

Entry prices for Go Swim Loch Lomond start from £10.  All entrants will receive an official chip time, finisher’s medal, event t-shirt and custom event swim cap for optimal bragging rights. For further information, prices and to enter a swim distance at Go Swim Loch Lomond 2019 visit http://go-swim.uk/

 

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Media contact:

Paddy Cuthbert | Littlehouse Media | E: [email protected] | M: +44 (0)7913 951717

 

Images of previous open water swimming events organised by Durty Events can be downloaded here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/m8vf4i9mbnlnps0/AAAWKouvioTnO1WaKjAx5fYKa?dl=0.  Please Credit Andy Upton.

 

Notes to Editors:

 

Durty Events have over 10 years’ experience organising and running sports events in Scotland that are safe, professionally organised, inclusive and great value for money.

 

Website https://www.durtyevents.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/durtyevents/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/durtyevents/

 

Triathlon Edinburgh has 4 years’ experience organising sporting events in Scotland including Aberfeldy Multisports Festival and IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh.

 

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park:

  • Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park was Scotland’s first National Park established in 2002.
  • The National Park encompasses around 720 sq miles (1,865 sq km) of some of the finest scenery in Scotland.
  • The National Park attracts around four million visitors a year.
  • For more information and safety advice on swimming in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park go to https://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/things-to-do/water-activities/swimming/

 

Website www.lochlomond-trossachs.org

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