Big Swim Weekend

Hi swimmers. We’ve marked the course and we’ll now be swimming in a clockwise direction to make sighting easier. Today the temperature ranged between 17 and 21 degrees across the course. All water tests were passed with flying colours and the water was crystal clear. Thanks to the Davies family we’ll be using the field next to the sailing club for parking, please follow the marshals when you arrive. Registration is between 2 and 3:30, please be prompt! We are able to accept limited entries on the day, please email us in advance –       Happy Swimming!


The Big Swim info

Hi swimmers.  We’re looking forward to welcoming you all to Llangorse on Saturday for the 2016 Big Swim.  We are sold out but we are operating a waiting list so if you’d like to take part please sign up via  We’ll allocate places as people drop out so hopefully you’ll all get to swim.  You should all have received your information pack via email, if not the please let us know at

Registration opens at 2pm on Saturday at the sailing club and will close promptly at 3:30pm. Please arrive in plenty of time!  At registration you will be given your swimming hat and timing chip.  If you want to change your distance you can do so then.  Please try and share lifts if possible as parking is limited.  When you arrive at Llangorse please follow the signs and our parking marshals. There are changing tents and toilets at the start plus the chance to warm up following the briefing at 3:45.

The first wave of swimmers will enter the water at 4pm followed by waves every 5 minutes.  The start is 75m away from the entry ramp so you’ll have chance to acclimatise before your start. Please make sure that your wetsuits and swimming suits are clean and dry before you enter the water to avoid any contamination of the lake.

You will be able to get your time and wave place immediately after you leave the water and there will be hot drinks and cake on offer for as long as it lasts (and there’s a lot of cake!)Prize giving will be at 6:30pm at the sailing club and we hope that many of you will be staying in the village and making the most of the beautiful area.

Happy swimming and see you on Saturday – Nicola and the Llangorse team



Swim update



Hi swimmers.  Here is the map for this year’s swim.  At the moment the lake is a very, very warm 21 degrees. There is some weed on the course but we’ll be tweaking the route to avoid it.  The water is very clear so you’ll be looking down on plants, fish, shells and all of the creatures that live in this special lake.

We expect to be full up by the end of this week but we are operating a waiting list and we’ll let you know if we’re able to release more places or if anybody drops out and their place becomes available.

Regular updates on the temperature, course, entries etc. will be posted on our Facebook page – Llangorse Lake Big Swim

See you on September 10th



Wetsuit or skins – your choice

Hi swimmers
It was great to meet so many of you at the Caldey to Tenby swim last weekend. What a fabulous event. Lots of people have been asking if you have to wear a wetsuit for the Llangorse Big Swim? No, you can choose whether you wear one or not. Last year about a third of the swimmers wore just drunks, costumes or bikinis (we applaud you ‘Blue Tits’ (Yep, that’s the club’s name!) You don’t need to make up your mind until the day of the swim and there are prizes for both wetsuits and skins. We hope to see you all on September 10th – you can enter here –


Big Swim 2016

Hi swimmers We’re delighted that so many of you have already signed up for the Big Swim 2016, we’re already 60% full! Please remind any friends who are aiming to join you that places are limited and we will be full so they should aim to enter in the next few weeks. If you’re hoping to make a weekend or week of it in the beautiful Brecon Beacons then there are lots of great places where you can stay. There is a camping and caravan site right next door to our HQ at the sailing club – plus some great pubs and B and Bs – The Big Swim team will be at the lake the week before the swim and, of course, staying to celebrate on Saturday night so please get in touch if you’d like to meet up and say Hi. To enter just go to Happy Swimming! Nicola and the team


Singing as we swim

We hope that you’re enjoying the sun (and rain) and making the most of our wonderful lakes, rivers and beaches?  The Llangorse Big Swim team have been taking part in some events, training and completing some open water coaching and safety courses so we’ve been lucky enough to swim in some wonderful venues around the UK and abroad.

We’ve mapped out the course for this year and we have a number of options depending on where any weed may bloom in the lake.  Our HQ will be at Llangorse Sailing Club once again where we’ll have toilets, changing areas and loads and loads of tea, coffee and cake.

On the lake we will have two safety boats, numerous safety canoes and, new this year, our floating aid station! We hope you’ll join us on September 10th. You can enter online at