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Lake District National Park seeks volunteers for the Great North Swim

The Lake District National Park is on the lookout for Volunteer Event Stewards to offer a helping hand at this year’s Great North Swim.

Up to 10,000 swimmers, along with their supporters and families, are expected to visit Windermere over the weekend of 8 to 10 June. The Great North Swim is moving to a new venue for 2018 at the Lake District Visitor Centre, Brockhole-on-Windermere.

Beth Kennedy, Volunteers Team Leader, says: “The Great North Swim is a fantastic event which draws crowds from across the country. We’re looking for people who would like to join our team of volunteers for a few hours on one or more of the swim days, to help us give visitors and attendees a warm welcome to the Lake District.”


The deadline for applications to be a Volunteer Event Steward is 31 May. To find out more about the role visit www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/caringfor/volunteering/currentvolunteeringopportunities or call Beth Kennedy on 01539 792606.

I created Outdoor Swimmer in 2011 (initially as H2Open Magazine) as an outlet for my passion for swimming outdoors. I've been a swimmer and outdoor swimmer for as long as I remember. Swimming has made a huge difference to my life and I want to share its joys and benefits with as many people as possible. I am also the author of Swim Wild & Free: A Practical Guide to Swimming Outdoors 365 a Year.