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 – https://www.entrycentral.com/Llangorse-Lake-Swim

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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 – http://www.llangorselake.co.uk/ plus some great pubs and B and Bs – http://aroundllangorselake.co.uk/ 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 https://www.entrycentral.com/Llangorse-Lake-Swim Happy Swimming! Nicola and the team
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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 https://www.entrycentral.com/Llangorse-Lake-Swim

 

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2016 Race Dates

Dah, Dah Dah…… The Llangorse Big Swim 2016 will take place on Saturday September 10th and the Llangorse Triathlon 2016 will take place on Sunday September 11th. Entries will open soon and more details about the distances will follow. Huge thanks to Llangorse Sailing Club for their continued support and allowing us to confirm the dates so quickly. See you all next year.

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Llangorse Big Swim and Triathlon 2015

The Crannog as we waited for the mist to rise

The Crannog as we waited for the mist to rise

Wow, what a weekend. Thank you so much to all of you for racing with a smile, marshaling with a cheery shout and, to the Llangorse people, allowing us to use your beautiful home for two days. Without the Blackham family who own the lake, Llangorse Sailing Club, Llangorse Lake users’s group, the community council, Brecon Beacons national park, Natural Resources Wales, Kirsty Williams who presented our prizes on Sunday and Ian Howie who presented our prizes on Saturday, it would not have been possible. A massive thank you to our marshal team, some of whom gave up two days to help. I hope you all enjoyed a well deserved beer!

There are so many highlights but here are just a few: the weather (once again we were blessed), the Blue Tits ladies swimming club and their wonderful costumes and joy for life, Andy who was our last swimmer out of the water after spending his birthday doing the 6km challenge, the first-timers who overcame their nerves and achieved what they didn’t think was possible, the patience of the triathletes on Sunday as we waited for the mist to rise, our amazing water safety team with their camaraderie and banter, 4-year-old Flo who helped at the church aid station, The triple King family victory and the four Llangorse lads who were still smiling at the end.

Sport should be fun and it was. Thank you all and see you in 2016

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