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Loch Lomond Moonlight Swim

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Loch Lomond Moonlight Swim

Inchbaggers Island Swims is to host a Moonlight swim in Loch Lomond as part of a series of night-time challenge swims being held throughout the year.

The swim will take place on Tuesday 14 June at 10pm or at 9pm for swimmers who don’t feel so confident swimming in the dark, at Luss Beach.

Suitable for beginners and experienced swimmers, there will be a choice to take part in either a 400m course or shorter 200m distance.  Medals and goodie bags will be presented to all participants.  All swimmers will be required to have an illuminated float to participate.

The event will be led by experienced UK outdoor swimmer and coach Chris Sifleet, Director of Inchbaggers Island Swims said, “There’s been such a terrific uptake in outdoor swimming that we hope this event will attract people looking to do something that bit different.

“Safety is a key concern and we will have kayakers out on the loch to assist if needed and the routes have been designed to suit all abilities”.

The swims will take place on 14 June, 13 July, 12 August, 10 September, 9 October, weather dependent  

The Moonlight Swims cost from £35.00 per person per swim  and can be registered at https://inchbaggersislandswims.co.uk/shop/swim-loch-lomond/moonlight-night-time-swimming/.

Chris Sifleet with Lomond Radio Director Phil Briscoe

With over 42 years’ experience as an open water swimmer, Chris Sifleet is Scotland’s most experienced coach and the founder of Inchbaggers Island Swims who provide organised swims to some of Loch Lomond’s islands.  Different challenges are available for beginners, improvers and experienced open water swimmers and at the end of each island swim participants are presented with a medal.  Open water swimming classes are also held every Sunday morning at 10am at Luss Beach with swims graded according to ability. 

Further information is available from inchbaggersislandswims.co.uk.

Written by: Phil Briscoe

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