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Would you like to swim in the most idyllic places in the UK and Scotland? Ever fancied swimming Windermere,  England’s largest lake 10.5 miles long or 24 miles on Loch Lomond? And the smaller Cumbrian lakes, Ullswater and Coniston, which are great stepping stones to the Lake Windermere swim?

Windermere and Loch Lomond Swims

Would you like to swim the length of Windermere or any distance in the lake?

Or have a go at swimming Lake Coniston and Ullswater

As the swimmer you can choose to swim it either as a solo or relay with the comfort of a motorcruiser  to support you on your swim? Why use a rowing boat when you can have this luxury as well as the 35 years plus experience of your boat captain, Julie. Compare that to any other swim company and you will NOT find that same knowledge, luxury and expertise as you have with Dr. Julie Bradshaw MBE at Get Set 4 Success Ltd.

Whether you’re new to Open Water swimming or been in the sport for a while and want to extend your ‘repertoire’, then you can be guaranteed of an amazing swim in Windermere.  You will be accompanied in the boat by World Record holder, Julie who started her own swimming career in Windermere.

At the age of 14 Julie completed her first solo swam of Windermere in 4 hours and 38 minutes. This was great training  for Dr Julie Bradshaw MBE - her first solo English Channel swim a year later in 1979 which she completed in 10 hours and 9 minutes. In addition to having completed numerous Two Way Windermere swims all under 11 hours, Julie holds the current record for swimming Windermere Four Ways, a staggering 42 miles in 23 hours  and 17 minutes. Only three swimmers have ever achieved this, Julie being the first female


WindermereAs well as having swam the length of Loch Lomond, Julie aka 'Madfish' is also the only person to have completed the length of Windermere on the hardest stroke, the BUTTERFLY as well swimming the English Channel solo in 2002 on the same stroke in 14 hours and 18 minutes.  Julie has even swam the 28.5 miles around Manhattan Island on butterfly in 2011.

No one has more knowledge of Windermere and Open Water and Long Distance swimming. Take advantage of Julie and her 35 years specialism  in the sport and on Windermere. This is all shared with YOU! 

Various distances are available to swim on both Windermere and Lomond *. You can choose whether you would like to have fun by swimming the entire length of Windermere and Loch Lomond or something shorter such as Coniston or Ullswater maybe even as a relay. You can also do your two and six hour qualifying training swims for the English Channel swim here. Non wetsuit and wet suited leisure activity swims are available - you just need to ask. You will receive certification on completion *

Julie standing next to boat

Here you can see a swimmer in action on a Windermere swim.


Places fill fast, so contact us sooner rather than later to secure your place to swim Windermere and Lomond now. Bookings are often taken well in advance of the swim.