Two new events have been added to the Scottish open water swimming calendar, with Go Swim Loch Tay and Go Swim Loch Morlich joining the existing Go Swim Loch Lomond. Go Swim Loch Lomond started in 2019 and attracted around 1000 swimmers and Durty Events and Triathlon Edinburgh have now expanded the series in response to the growing popularity of open water swimming.
Go Swim Loch Tay kicks off the series as a part of the wider Aberfeldy Multi Sports Festival on Saturday 21 August with swims starting at Taymouth Marina. Swimmers can choose from 250 metre, 750 metre, 1500 metre or 3000 metre swims.
Go Swim Loch Lomond follows the weekend after on 28 August with additional swim distance options and aquathlons for juniors and adults. The swim distances range from a family-friendly 250m all the way up to a 10k endurance option.
Finally, Go Swim Loch Morlich will take place on the shores of Loch Morlich Beach under the shadow of Cairngorm Mountain on 18 September. Swim options range from 250m up to 10k, as well as junior and adult aquathlons.
Plans are in place to ensure social distancing is maintained at each of the events, as well as enhanced hygiene stations to ensure the safety of competitors, staff and local community. Go Swim are also offering a "no quibbles" deferral policy to mitigate competitor concerns around signing up in a Covid-19 world.
Richard Pearson, event director of the Go Swim Series, said: “Following the great success of Go Swim Loch Lomond in 2019 and the huge increases in open water swimming participation the new venues offer a great fit for what we offer and believe in – amazing people doing amazing things in amazing places.”
For further information, prices and to enter a Go Swim event in 2021 visit http://go-swim.uk/.