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Coniston - End to End

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Date: Saturday 3rd September 2016

           ENTRIES FOR 2016 OPEN ON 16 NOVEMBER 2015!

Long distance open water swimming isn’t just about swimming around buoys in a loop– it’s about the journey.  Travelling the length of a lake from one end to the other, swimming across a channel, or completing a swim from one set point to another gives the swim meaning.  You haven’t swum a lake until you have completed the full length of it. 

Chillswim specialises in open water swimming and is passionate about creating the world’s best open water swimming events.

Chillswim Coniston is a mass participation, fully supported swim the full 5.25 miles length of Coniston Water, in the Lake District.

Entry includes:

  • Transport to the start and from the finish back to the race HQ car park 
  • Water safety support along the swim
  • Five feed stations along the route providing drinks 
  • Swim Secure tow-float to wear during the event and yours to keep (RRP £20)
  • Silicone swim hat
  • Free parking on race day for participants
  • Medal to each participant 
  • Chillswim Coniston end to end participation certificate
  • Goody Bag

Chillswim Coniston is an amazing challenge, so why not raise money for our official charity FRANK Water? As an outdoor swimmer you will realise more than most the importance of clean water, so support this great campaign!

Frank Water


The route starts at the south of the lake and finish at the north shore end next to Monk Coniston Car Park. After the first mile swimmers will keep within approximately 50 metres of the shore and event buoys and support water craft will direct swimmers.


Coniston Website Map

(Please note the route may be reversed depending on wind direction on the day)

Feed stations

There will be four boat-based feed stations along the route near to the shore roughly every mile of the swim with water, sports drink and gels. 

Chillswim Coniston Swimmers