[ About This Video ]
The Big Chill swim took place at Low Wood Bay Marina on Saturday 2nd February 2013. It is billed as “one of the coldest swimming races you’ll ever do” and with the water temperatures hovering around 4.6 degrees in Lake Windermere on Saturday, it certainly was chilly!
The Big Chill Swim consists of the following events.
- 30m Penguin Dip (non competitive, any stroke)
- 30m Head up breaststroke
- 60m Freestyle
- 4 Person Relay
- 450m Endurance Swim
English Lakes submitted their very own team for the event consisting of brothers Ben and Elliot Berry and their cousin Emily Berry along with Tim Bell, Manager of Lancaster House. Congratulations to the team who come in first position out of the local teams and third overall in the relay events. All team members were new to the sport of Cold-water swimming. Victoria Tremlin from Zest was also new to the sport, she has also written about her first experience.
Thanks to Nevil Jeffery, Manager of Low Wood Bay for filming the video. Rob Berry, brother of Ben and Elliot from to the English Lakes swimming team and local photographer, was also there filming the event. See Rob’s fantastic video on YouTube.
- Written by: +Kris Littlewood
3 thoughts on “The Big Chill Swim – Extreme Open Water Swimming in Windermere”
love it…but next year can you get video of me!!! did it this year…not one bit on video!
Sorry, we will keep an eye out for you next year! I hope you enjoyed your weekend and are nice and toasty again now!
Have to admire anyone who braves temperatures like that to compete. While frigid open water swimming isn’t my cup of tea, it’s always intrigued me!