It’s that time of year again - The Great North Swim is almost upon us and we can’t believe how quickly time has flown by! It only feels like yesterday that our very own Andrew was getting ready to take part and raise thousands of pounds for a fantastic cause.

This year, the event is taking place on Friday 9th to Sunday 11th of June, when thousands of swimmers will take to lake windermere, right on our doorstep. Over the course of those three days, the participants will plunge into the stunning Lake Windermere and complete a range of different distances, including a half mile, one mile, two mile and 5k.

The 10k marathon swim is six laps of the standard one mile course, and the swim is suitable for regular swimmers who are capable of taking on longer distances. The entry age is 18+ and anyone who enters must be able to swim 10k unaided, within 4 hours.

There’s also a new event taking place this year, The Great North SwimRun - which has short, middle and endurance distances (short and middle distances are now sold out).

The Great North Swim brings back brilliant memories for us, here at The Regent Hotel. Last year, our Andrew took part to raise money for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, in memory of David Benjamin. Andrew and the team did a fantastic job, raising a staggering £122,165 on Just Giving alone! They well and truly smashed their target of £10,000 which was absolutely incredible.

We’re really looking forward to cheering the swimmers on this weekend. Remember, if you’re heading over to The Great North Swim and still need accommodation or somewhere to refuel with a delicious meal, bear us in mind - we’re in a great location at Watrhead bay, plus you could relax on The Deck, our new outdoor dining area and watch the swimmers!

Call 015394 32254 to check our availability for this weekend and to all you swimmers, have a fantastic weekend adn good luck! 

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