Epic events & Chillswim, the teams behind a series of open water swim events which take place in the iconic British Lake District each Summer, have chosen to align themselves with Aquasphere, one of the most recognised authorities in swimming goggles and equipment.
The new three year agreement will see Aquasphere become the title sponsor of the entire swim series. With immediate effect, four events will become known as Aquasphere Epic Lakes Swims and two longer distance experiences will become the Aquasphere Chillswim Series.
With many swim distances to choose from, and shorter distances open to age 11 upwards, set against the breathtaking backgrounds of lakes Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston or Windermere, Aquasphere say the events "embody our ambition to encourage and enable as many people as possible to participate, challenge and enjoy open water swimming in a safely managed and professionally run way.
"Whether people are experienced long distance swimmers or total novices dipping their toe into open water for the first time, these thoroughly enjoyable and welcoming events offer a distance for all abilities and are open to all depending on age and competence."
Joanne Mcwilliams of Epic Events and Chillswim states: “We are thrilled to obtain the encouragement and support of such a highly regarded and authentic swim brand as Aquasphere. The company’s ground breaking goggles have long been essential kit for many pool and open water swimmers and are trusted by many leading long distance swimmers across large expanses of open water.
"Aquasphere was the first brand to introduce curved lens technology to goggles and we know the Kaiman goggle alone has sold over 8 million units worldwide which is testimony to its superb technical innovation.
"Whilst wetsuits are not always compulsory across our events, for participants wanting the warmth and buoyancy of a wetsuit we recommend Aquasphere’s range which has excellent options for beginners (Pursuit V3) through to super fast elite athletes (Phantom V3).
"The brand’s experience in providing sound kit advice as well as technically excellent product helps to make open water swimming more accessible for all levels of swimmer and this perfectly fits with our own ethos to encourage more people to take the plunge. We are very excited to partner with such a great team.”