Swim Loch Tay


Sat 17th Sep 2022

Loch Tay Highland Lodges, by Killin, Perthshire, FK21 8TY
250m, 750m, 1500m, 3K or 5K
From 11am
From £10 to £45


+ How much does it cost to enter?

250m: £10

750m: £25

1500m: £35

3Km: £40

5Km: £45

+ What are the age limits?
  • 250m – 8 years + (8 to 12 year olds must swim with an adult over 18). If the adult is entered in another event, they can join their child for free. The adult will use the same timing chip and swim cap issued at registration. 13 years + do not need to swim with adult supervision.
  • Other distances – 16 years +
+ What's included in the entry fee?
  • Professionally organised event
  • Medal for all participants
  • Electronic chip timing via ankle straps
  • Full water safety cover to governing body standards (Kayaks, motor boats etc.)
  • Medical provision at the event hub
  • Discounted accommodation at Loch Tay Highland Lodges over the event weekend. You will receive your discount code in your confirmation email after your register.
  • Free access to photos on this website and social media
  • Race hydration from Active Root
  • Parking close to the start/finish
  • Custom event swim cap
+ What facilities are available?
  • Male/Female/Disabled Toilets
  • Changing Tents
  • Showers
  • First Aid – Event hub and on the water
  • Car parking – In fields close to the start
  • Hot and cold food and drinks – On-site restaurant
+ What is the course layout?
  • The course will set off from the marina into a 750m looped circuit. Swimmers will complete the required number of loops before returning to the marina to finish.
  • 5K swimmers will complete 4 loops of a 1250m loop.
  • There will be a separate loop for the 250m swim.
  • Note: Course layout subject to change dependant on weather conditions.
+ What's the event schedule?

9am: Registration tent opens

11.00am: 250m start

11.30am: 1500m start

11.45am: 5K start

12pm: 3K start

12.15pm: 750m start

NOTE: The above times are TBC. The earliest swim start will be 11am.

+ Is the event timed?
  • Every participant in the will be accurately timed using chip timing technology from Perfect Timing Scotland.
  • Timing chips will be attached to your ankle using a velcro strap
  • Timing chips are collected. on the day of the event
  • Soon after the event, all race results will be posted online and on social media.
+ Are there cut-off times?

No! No matter how fast or slow you think you are, we will support every runner to complete the event. Participants will only be withdrawn from the event or asked not to continue if your health and safety is compromised due to illness, injury or the effects of cold water.

+ Where do I register on the day?

On the day of the event swimmers must register at the marina from 9am. At registration participants will receive their ‘Event Pack’ which will include a numbered swim cap, race timing chip and ankle strap.

+ Are there prizes for the winners?

The swim event is a participation event, not a race. All finishers will earn a medal.

+ Is there car parking available?

Yes, in fields next to the event hub at Loch Tay Highland Lodges.

+ What catering is available?

Catering will be available before, during and after the event at the on-site restaurant, The Boathouse. More info can be found HERE.

+ Where can I stay?

On site at Loch Tay Highland Lodges! Be right on the doorstep of the event and choose from their wide range of accommodation. Suitable for individuals, couples, families and groups, there is something for everyone. All entrants will receive a discount code, in their confirmation email, to book a stay at Loch Tay Highland Lodges, over the event weekend.

+ Do I need to wear a wetsuit and use a tow float?
  • Wetsuit use is mandatory if the water temperature is 15⁰C or below, or optional if the water temperature is 15.1⁰C or above. This applies to swimmers aged 16 years or older.
  • Swimmers aged 15 and under will be required to wear a wetsuit regardless of water temperature.
  • Due to the number of swimmers and their close proximity to one and other, tow floats are NOT permitted at the event.
+ Is the event safe?

Tay Fitness Events want to reassure you that you will be in very safe hands while taking part in Swim Loch Tay. Throughout the event you will be monitored by water safety kayakers and motor boat staff and medics. You will never be far from our highly skilled event team, ready to help you.  If for whatever reason you require some assistance, just lay on your back, pop your hand up, and one of our safety team will make their way to you to check everything is ok.

+ Terms and Conditions - Swim Loch Tay

Terms and Conditions

If Swim Loch Tay is cancelled due to circumstances out of the organisers control then no refunds will be offered, and the organiser will accept no further liability arising from a cancellation. This includes situations such as adverse weather/water conditions or major incidents. If this occurs, the organisers will endeavour to reschedule the event. In this scenario all original entrants will have their entry automatically transferred to the rescheduled event.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances within the organisers control then entrants will be offered a 50% refund. Entrants must apply by email to claim their refund. No refunds will be granted after 30 days have passed from the event date.

+ Can I defer/transfer/get a refund?

Deferrals: If a participant is unable to take part they may request a deferral up to 1 month before the event.  Deferrals must be used the following year and cannot be deferred for a second time.

Transfers: If a participant is unable to take part they may request to transfer their place to another runner up until 1 week before the event. If the race numbers have already been posted out it is up to the runners to organise exchange of the race number.

Refunds: Can be requested until 1 month before the event and are subject to a 10% admin fee. After this date, credit codes will be issued if the withdrawn place can be reallocated to a new participant. Credit codes are also subject to a 10% admin fee. They can be used against any other event within 1 year.

Make a Request: If you wish to request a deferral, transfer or refund, please email [email protected]

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