Media release: Come outdoors with Scottish Swimming

Simon Willis Strontian

WITH breathtaking lochs and landscapes on our doorstep, Scottish Swimming’s numerous Open Water swimming events give you the opportunity to swim in some of Scotland’s most iconic locations across the country.

In June, the Come and Try event in Knockburn Sports Loch, Aberdeenshire, was a roaring success and you can look forward to many more open water swimming events across Scotland.

On Saturday August 5th, Scottish Swimming are hosting a Come and Try event in Loch Lomond.

This event is open to all, with tailored sessions designed to teach the ins and outs of Open Water swimming to those who have never swam outdoors, but also to those who just need a little refresher.

With the Great Scottish Swim coming up in Loch Lomond, what better chance to practise than with experienced instructors in the very same place!

The following weekend, on Sunday August 13th, Scottish Swimming’s Open Water events move over to Loch Venachar near Callander for a half-mile and full-mile Open Water Challenge.

These two challenges are open to anybody over the age of 13 who can swim 200m, and is looking for a personal challenge – ideal if you have attended the Come and Try event before. This is a brilliant way to push yourself, and to take your Open Water swimming to the next level.

In September, on Saturday 2nd, the Galloway Activity Centre at Loch Ken hosts the Scottish Swimming Loch Ken Challenge.

This 1km challenge is bound to be another brilliant way to further your Open Water swimming skills in a fun and safe environment. With one hour to complete the 1km challenge, and open to anyone over 12 years-old, this event is a great next step from our Come and Try events.

For more information on these events across Scotland, please visit


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