Go Swim Loch Lomond – a new open water event for Scotland and alternative for the Great Scottish Swim

Fans of the Great Scottish Swim, who were disappointed last month to hear the event had been cancelled for 2019, will be pleased to learn of a new opportunity to take part in a mass participation swim event in the iconic Loch Lomond.

Durty Events, an organiser of multisport events throughout Scotland, and Triathlon Edinburgh have joined forces to launch Go Swim Loch Lomond, which will take place Saturday 7 September 2019.

Events start with a family-friendly entry level 250m dash for children as young as eight (when accompanied by an adult) and include a full range of distances beyond that from 750m to 10km.

The organisers have the support and backing of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Authority.

Paul McGreal from Durty Events says: “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!”

Durty Events have been organising mass participation events in Scotland for the last 20 years, including events in Loch Lomond, a highlight of which was event management for the open water swimming events at the 2018 European Championships.

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