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Great North Swim 2011 - Low Wood Bay, Windermere

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Paul

Burton on Trent, UK

This was a very damp return to the Lakes after too long an absence. The occasion was the Great North Swim.

Great North Swim 2011

Along with thousands of others we made the pilgrimage from Bowness, on one of the shuttle ferries to Low Wood via Brockhole visitors centre.

open water swimming Lake Windermere

The atmosphere was fantastic as all the swimmers lined up for the start.

Great North Swim Windermere

We were there to support my brother, swimming to raise money for the MS Society.

British Gas Swim Lake Windermere

Congratulations to all those who took part.

Discover Cumbria writes

The British Gas Great North Swim is held in the Lake District's largest lake, Lake Windermere and has now become the largest open water swimming event in the UK.

This year there were over 10,000 participants involved in the Great North Swim 2011, swimming distances of a half mile, 1 mile and 2 mile events.

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