Join us for an Open water swimming experience you will never forget.

World famous Loch Lomond is our venue – a truly spectacular location in the shadow of the mighty Ben Lomond. We are working closely with Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, and have their full support.

The loch has a proud history of swimming events, and we will be using the familiar entrance and exit points and course associated with the main slipway at Drumkinnon Bay.


What’s Included

We have everything in place to ensure an enjoyable day and fantastic experience.

  • Full land and water safety and First Aid team
  • Chip Timing
  • Finishers’ Medal
  • Finishers’ T-Shirt
  • Swim Cap
  • Bag Drop Tent
  • Changing Tent Facilities
  • Car Parking

Car Parking

Car Parking will be within the grounds of the Lomond Shores Retail Village near Balloch (follow signs from the A82).

The Race HQ village will be near the Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway and Maid of the Loch berth

Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

Visit Scotland Loch Lomond

250m | The family-friendly option (13:00)

250 metres (the equivalent of 10 lengths of a standard 25 metre pool) of open water swimming/splashing/doggy-paddling in the beautiful waters of Loch Lomond.

Suitable for Age 8 and above, every child aged under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult (1 adult per child). In this case and adult is anyone aged 18+ years old.

Wetsuits are compulsory. Entry fee £20. 


750m | A great place to start (12:15)

A great Introduction into Open water swimming.

This is a 750m swim which is equivalent to 30 lengths of a 25m Pool. Average completion time 20 minutes.

This event is suitable for Entrants 12 years and over.

Entry fee £35 | Early Bird £30 (until 31st Jan 2023)


1500m | Get a feel for the open water (10:45 | 11:15)

This swim is suitable for swimmers of all abilities.

The distance is 1500m which is equivalent to 60 Lengths of a 25m swimming Pool.

Average completion time 40 minutes, this event is suitable for those aged 16-years and above.

Entry fee £40 | Early Bird £35 (until 31st Jan 2023)


3000m | A great open water challenge (09:45 | 10:15)

This 3000m distance swim is best suited to more experienced swimmers looking to go that little bit further.

Equivalent to 120 lengths of a 25m swimming pool, swimmers must be able to reach 1500m (Half way) within an hour, Cut off times will apply to those that have not reached this point.

All swimmers must be aged 18 or above.

Entry fee £45 | Early Bird £40 (until 31st Jan 2023)


5000m | A full-on swim adventure (08:00)

This 5000m distance swim is best suited to more experienced swimmers looking to go that little bit further.

Swimmers must be able to reach regular cut-offs (TBC, but assume approx. 1 hour per 1500m).

All swimmers must be aged 18 or above.

Entry fee £55 | Early Bird £50 (until 31st Jan 2023)


10000m | The BIG one! (08:00)

This 10000m marathon distance swim is really only suited to more experienced swimmers who have long swims (3K+) under their belt already.

Swimmers must be able to reach regular cut-offs (TBC, but assume approx. 1 hour per 2000m).

All swimmers must be aged 18 or above.

Entry fee £65 | Early Bird £60 (until 31st Jan 2023)


For 2023 we are introducing a non-wetsuit option into the Go Swim programme.

1500m SKINS | (11:45)

You must have previous experience of swimming without a wetsuit and preferably this should be at an Event. We will assume that in entering the skins option that you have been training for this event in skins and have suitable experience of skins swimming to be able to complete this event safely.

Tow Floats will be compulsory for all Skin Swimmers and you can purchase those from our friends at Lomo Here . Remember for all other competitors wetsuits are compulsory. Shortie type wetsuits are allowed if you are an experienced swimmer, but we recommend full length arms and legs due to the cold temperatures. If you are susceptible to the cold, we would also recommend neoprene hats, socks and gloves. Please see our wetsuit guidance Here for more information.

For anyone who has already entered the wetsuit wave we can offer you a straight forward transfer to the none wetsuit , just email us at

Entry fee £40 | Early Bird £35 (until 31st Jan 2022)


Sponsors & Partners

Message from Lomo

We are delighted to be helping with the delivery of Go Swim Loch Lomond for its second year. It is a great privilege and honour for Lomo to be a part of growing the sport here in Scotland and we look forward to another excellent weekend in Balloch. We stock a wide range of wetsuits, drybags and swimming equipment, please visit our website for more information.


Entrants 2023

The below list of entrants only includes those who have allowed us to share their entry.
If you have entered and would like to appear here, please login and edit your entry and tick to appear on website.

250m Entries

 Name Gender Age Category
emma birrellFemaleJunior
Carole TomlinsonFemaleV40
Lottie TomlinsonFemaleJunior
Jeremy JonesMaleV40
Lemoni JonesFemaleJunior
Gillian ArmstrongFemaleV40
Inès ArmstrongFemaleJunior
Lynda JoyceFemaleSenior
Paul KivlinMaleSenior
Sharon ShanksFemaleV40
Kelly McnieFemaleV40
Victoria SmithFemaleSenior
Brian McGillFemaleV40
Isobel McGillFemaleJunior
Carolyn ForanFemaleV40
Cameron ForanMaleJunior
Laura HarperFemaleV50
Susan MailerFemaleV50
 Name Gender Age Category

750m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Colin O'NeillMaleV60
Jennifer Anne O'NeillFemaleSenior
Ellie WilsonFemaleJunior
Carol Anne NicolFemaleV50
Ed MellanbyMaleV40
Mae MellanbyFemale
Rosa MellanbyFemaleJunior
Katy FurbyFemaleV40
Rose EadieFemaleJunior
Scott WardropMaleV60
Erin WardropFemaleSenior
Gemma MacRaeFemaleJunior
Claire WalshFemaleSenior
Robert NordbyMaleJunior
Anjali PavriFemaleJunior
Emily DickensFemaleJunior
Theodora GilbrideFemaleJunior
Audrey GilbrideFemaleV50
Sandra PolkeFemaleV50
Ellen MacRaeFemaleJunior
Michelle PolkeFemaleSenior
Iona MacdougallFemaleSenior
Morgan MacdougallFemaleSenior
Mhairi MacDougallFemaleSenior
 Name Gender Age Category

1500m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
jennifer RobertsonFemaleSenior
Andrew SouthernMaleV50
Stewart McCallumMaleSenior
Ella LeesFemaleSenior
Glenn TelferMaleV60
Ailidh BrownFemaleSenior
Dipayan MitraMaleV50
Ross MacDougallMaleSenior
Gillian ArmstrongFemaleV40
Patricia WeirFemaleV60
Polly EadieFemaleV50
Hannah LidwellFemaleV40
Kristen BennieFemaleV40
Madeleine BellFemaleSenior
Krish VeeramootooMaleV40
Patrick AsheMaleSenior
Emily BrownFemaleSenior
Kirsty BirneyFemaleSenior
Muir ChristineFemaleV50
Charleen NugentFemaleV50
Dave RobertsMaleV50
Pierre BaseleyMaleSenior
Fergus McEwanMaleJunior
claire wilkieFemaleSenior
Susan DonnellyFemaleV50
 Name Gender Age Category

3000m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
euan birrellMaleV50
Rebecca RossiFemaleSenior
Jonny ElswoodMaleSenior
Arun IyerMaleV40
Martyn WilsonMaleV40
Sheona MartinFemaleSenior
Katy SilvesterFemaleV40
Jeremy JonesMaleV40
Mark O'KeeffeMaleV50
Laurence BoischotFemaleV40
Cecilia Henry-RoitbergFemaleSenior
Frazwario FrazwarioFemaleV40
Marinke van de WeteringFemaleV40
Fiona MillerFemaleV50
Leila de PapeFemaleV40
Scott MylesMaleV40
Lynne NordbyFemaleV50
Fiona GrieveFemaleV40
Michael GunnMaleV50
Allistair GrayMaleSenior
John MckelveyMaleV50
Mike BattcockMaleV60
Jack BradburyMaleSenior
 Name Gender Age Category

5000m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Kevin McNamaraMaleSenior
Lorna SmithFemaleSenior
Hazel MartinFemaleSenior
Fraser DavidsonMaleSenior
Andrew GardnerMaleV40
Christine DiasFemaleV40
Pam PrenticeFemaleV40
Amy LyonFemaleSenior
Sean SarafilovicMaleSenior
Ross McDonaldMaleV40
alex mcewanFemaleV40
Rachel ElnaggarFemaleSenior
Paul KivlinMaleSenior
Bert PonjeeMaleV60
Thomas ElswoodMaleSenior
John HarvieMaleV60
Rachael SmithFemaleSenior
Aaron DrummondMaleSenior
Thomas HannenMaleSenior
Allison MathewsFemaleV60
Nicole FieldingFemaleSenior
jonathan mcewenMaleV50
Alison JonesFemaleV50
Susan LoggieFemaleSenior
Margaret McGillFemaleV70
 Name Gender Age Category

10000m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Bethany DaltonFemaleSenior
Hannah JonesFemaleSenior
Matthew OxleyMaleSenior
Tom ClaxtonMaleSenior
Simon OakleyMaleSenior
Ginnie KennedyFemaleSenior
Lewis DawsonMaleSenior
Leigh JonesMaleSenior
Elliot DuffMaleSenior
Toby EsdaileMaleSenior
Lisa WoottonFemaleV40
Karen RussellFemaleV40
Archie PrenticeMaleV50
Scott DavidsonMaleV50
Iain DrummondMaleV50
Neil CameronMaleV50
Elisa ManziFemaleSenior
Jill HowarthFemaleV60
Andrew GardnerMaleV40
Matthew YoungMaleV40
Corrie KingMaleSenior
Nathan KennedyMaleSenior
Mark TaylorMaleV40
Ross PurdieMaleSenior
Alison ChandFemaleV40
 Name Gender Age Category