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Capernwray Open Water Swims

Capernwray is one of the best locations for Open Water Swimming in the UK.

The water is clean and clear, the wildlife is friendly (there’s a 6ft long black Sturgeon in there somewhere that might come to say hello!) and many of the underwater features for the divers are visible as you swim round. So there’s plenty to keep you occupied!

Choose which distance to swim or why not build up from 500m to 1500m over the 3 events! Or have a go at the Ironman swim distance 3800m.

The centre has toilet, changing and shower facilities. The Porthole cafe also serves hot drinks and the popular post swim chips!

  • Registration: from 17:30
  • Entry: On the night
  • Briefing Water side 18:45
  • Event Start: 19:05
  • Minimum age to enter: 14. Lower ages by agreement, contact us for details
  • Places available: 100
  • Included: Chip timing, free parking, water safety cover

Event Information


5th June, 53rd July, 27th August 2024


Capernwray Dive Centre, Carnforth, Lancashire (Google Map Directions)


500m - 1000m - 1500m - 3800m