Littlehouse Media

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




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  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.






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




Twitter @lomondtrossachs

Instagram @lomondtrossachs

You Might Also Like

Fife farmland to host the new Eliminator MTB Weekender Festival

Jura, the Border Collie, trains to become the first Ski Patrol rescue dog at Nevis Range

Discover Scotland’s ‘Braw Buildings’ with Hostelling Scotland

SYHA partners with Ayrshire College for valuable volunteer experience

Competition Climber, Shauna Coxsey, wins Scottish Youth Ambassador Award

A muckin’ great Audax, perfect for Cream o’ the Croft road cyclists

Lochaber’s Nevis Range becomes an accredited Living Wage employer

Entries open for SKI-AN-DURO, Scotland’s new ski and mountain bike Enduro

Fort William has all the Mòd cons

Changing times at Nevis Range Mountain Experience!

Fort William – the perfect cruise destination

Big Biking October – two International bike events for the Outdoor Capital

Route announcement confirmed for HSBC City Ride in Edinburgh

The new Pentland Trail Centre – The future for Edinburgh biking

Planning on holidaying at home? Give hostelling a go!

Youth development key to Edinburgh Central’s 10th Anniversary

Keith Legge, CEO of SYHA Hostelling Scotland, steps down after 13 years

Scottish Climbing Instructor, Tim Miller, wins Youth Mountain Culture Award

Edinburgh’s Electric Cycle Company sees 80% rise in Lockdown sales

Immerse yourself in Lochaber Ideas Week 2019

Hostelling Scotland begins phased opening of Youth Hostel network

Noel Williams wins 2019 Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture

Figurehead environmental campaigner, Dave Morris, wins top mountain award

No Fuss partnerships lead the way for Scotland’s Enduro

No Fuss for Kinlochleven, the UK’s only Enduro World Series Qualifier

No Fuss serve up a vindaloo of an off road bike festival

SYHA collaborates with Glasgow Caledonian University

The Fort William Mountain Festival 2018 – Celebrate the great outdoors

No Fuss running events given Compression boost in 2018

Fair City Enduro Confirmed As Scotland’s Only Enduro World Series Qualifier

Danny MacAskill celebrates Edinburgh anniversary with Fringe debut at Circus Hub

Muckin’ good discounts for a muckin’ good 2019 event programme

Media Advisory – Cancellation of The Mighty Deerstalker, Saturday 03 March 2018, The Scottish Borders

Cream O’ The Croft – far more than just a bike festival

Lochaber’s ‘Connect to Your Adventure’ digital marketing campaign, a huge success

Expose yourself the No Fuss way

Hostelling Scotland opens four summer youth hostels in 2018

Gravelfoyle – Gravel Cycling at the heart of Aberfoyle’s new tourism brand

Outdoor Capital Activities and Attractions Expo open for tourism business

Run Scotland on The Ultra Tour of Arran

Nevis Range looks forward to reopening in July

Muckin’ good festive discounts on Muckmedden 2018 bike events

Margo Paterson appointed as CEO of SYHA Hostelling Scotland

Winner covers 319km at The UK 24hr Mountain Bike Championships

Glen Nevis Youth Hostel re-opens after major redevelopment project

Tour De Ben Nevis and and Ultra Marathon De Ben Nevis – Race Report

The ultimate runners’ sightseeing tour of Edinburgh returns

IRONKIDS Scotland – 3,000 kids to take part in global running series

UK’s first Team Enduro event comes to Comrie Croft, Perthshire

Three female adventurers to take on epic 1936 cycling trip

#myoutdoorcapital – OCUK to put visitors firmly in the frame

Nevis Range and Trek renew commercial partnership for 2020/21

Do we hear Muckwedding Belles in Fife?

Media Advisory – Images – The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

Run Scotland in two days with the new Ultra Tour of Arran

Nevis Range to turn back the clock to 1989 to celebrate 30 years of adventure

Lochaber community is pulling together to give Nevis Range a lift after lockdown!

People are at the heart of SYHA Hostelling Scotland!

No Fuss add two International MTB events to 2018 programme

Fair City Enduro – The UK’s Most Spectacular Mountain Bike Race

IRONKIDS activity programmes promote healthy and active lifestyles – SUN, FUN, RUN!

Enduro World Series Qualifier, Kinlochleven – Race Report

Danny MacAskill is ‘Doing the Dubhs’

Two Scottish youth hostels celebrate landmark anniversaries

Paul Merton Visits SYHA’s Loch Ossian Hostel – Paul Merton’s Secret Stations

Top award for World renowned Scottish landscape photographer, Colin Prior

New look Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, new era of hostelling in the Capital

Muckin’ good news for two wheeled Early Birds

It’s all about head to head bike racing at Fife’s Eliminator

Cream o’ the Croft: three Muckin’ good family festivals rolled into one!

Business Community Programme launched for Lochaber Ideas Week 2018

Nevis Range is making it snow all season long!

Another Muckin’ great line-up of mountain bike events announced for 2017

‘A Meeting of Minds 2’ celebrates innovation in Scotland’s aquaculture sector

A bit of ‘This and That’ for stunt riders Danny MacAskill and Kriss Kyle

POC headline sponsor for Scottish Enduro Series for sixth year

Inverness Youth Hostel gets a fresh new look

Are you hard enough to take on The Double Stalker?

Enduro riders, prepare yourselves for a Highland Clan battle!

Danny MacAskill launches video, ‘Danny Daycare’. Best ‘uncle’ ever?

Dr Liz Cameron, Scotland’s voice of business, to headline women’s networking lunch

Young event assistants invited to join the IRONKIDS Scotland event team

Celebrating 90 years of Scottish hostelling

300 Dutch adventurers to run, bike and kayak across Scotland

Finance and Economy Secretary, Kate Forbes, opens car park and off-grid toilets at Skye’s Iconic Fairy Pools

Chris O’Brien appointed Destination Manager for the Outdoor Capital of the UK

SYHA’s Glasgow Metro youth hostel awarded 3 stars by VisitScotland

Fife farm to be transformed for a family bike and outdoor festival

Huge demand for ultrarunner Jasmin Paris at Fort William Mountain Festival

A new mucky duathlon for the Eliminator Weekender in Fife

Hostelling Scotland, a new brand identity unveiled

New massed ultra running tour to challenge Edinburgh’s visitors

‘Death Zone’ mountaineer, Nirmal Purja, to headline Fort William Mountain Festival 2020

Up to 350 riders will take on the Fair City Enduro when it returns to Perth

SYHA appoints Lois Marshall as Youth & Volunteer Engagement Manager

Media Advisory – UK’s highest Shinty match to promote tourism in Lochaber

Epic Halloween tale of ‘Ned vs Monster’ in the Outdoor Capital

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival 2018 – The Long Road To Adventure

Media Advisory – 500 runners to tame Edinburgh with the inaugural Ultra Tour

Sporting legend Gavin Hastings to inspire Lochaber at Ideas Week 2017

Nevis Range and Trek renew commercial partnership for 2019/20

Dukes Weekender, a catalyst for Aberfoyle’s rise in gravel cycle tourism

OCUK unveil their new branded gondola at Nevis Range

The Cream of Enduro will rise to the top at Comrie Croft

Lochaber Tourism Day with Cal Mac – Debate, Engage, Network

Frazer Coupland appointed Chair of The Highland Tourism Partnership

Coast to Coast – run, bike ride and kayak 105 miles across Scotland

Cyclists Get into Gear for Angus Cycling Festival

Edinburgh’s Electric Cycle Company has been supercharged

Get your adventure challenge on with Project: Explore

Haggis from Scotland’s first free-range Haggis farm goes on sale in Lochaber

Mountain Bikers Gear Up for a Fun Day’s Night in Falkirk

A Mucky Duathlon for the Eliminator Bike Festival in Fife

Halloween fancy dress mountain bike Enduro returns to Perth

Developing for the future at Nevis Range!

SYHA opens new summer youth hostel in Edinburgh

SYHA Hostelling Scotland – building Scottish hostelling for the future

VisitScotland’s Lord Thurso to deliver The Charles Kennedy Memorial Lecture

New hydro scheme powers Scottish mountain resort

Nevis Range, Scotland’s highest snowsports destination, open for business

Re-Defining the age of adventure as the EMFF returns in February

Rob Cochrane wins 2019 Scottish Youth Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture

Young people invited to collaborate in Muckin’ good summer festivals

The Ultra Tour of Arran, a big draw for international adventure tourists

Elite mountain bike racer, Mikayla Parton, wins Youth Mountain Award

Fort William Mountain Festival 2021 goes Covid-19 safe

SKI-AN-DURO, a new ski and mountain bike Enduro for Scotland

Young ‘Fifers’ invited to collaborate in Eliminator Bike Festival

‘Connect To Your Adventure!’ – big success in just 7 weeks

Muckin’ good mountain bike events launched for 2016

Lochaber Tourism Summit 2019, a must-attend event for Highland tourism businesses

Hostelling Scotland to temporarily close Youth Hostel network

National Funding Boost for Cream o’ the Croft and The Eliminator

Young volunteers wanted to run IRONKIDS Scotland running events

The Falkirk Funduro 2017: mountain biking fun with two capital F’s

Scotland’s mountain bike Enduro World Series qualifier sold out in record time

Cameron McNeish wins 2018 Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture

New Lochaber website aiming high

Millburn Academy ensures a warm welcome to Inverness Youth Hostel

Nevis Range team up with Endura

Scottish Enduro Series confirms POC as headline sponsor for fifth year

Hot water on tap for Loch Ossian Youth Hostel

Nevis Range partner with Disability Snowsport UK for Winter 18/19

New European partnership to upskill adventure tourism in five countries

Nevis Range moving forward with interim CEO Rod Pashley

SYHA Hostelling Scotland assist in a Recovery Version

Summer Youth Hostel Returns to Glasgow

Nevis Range and Trek announce a partnership for 2018/19

Start your Highland biking adventure at the new Nevis Range Bike School