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

Getting there by rail

The nearest station is Balloch:

From Balloch station, there is a 10 min walk to Drumkinnon Bay.

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
Ailsa Arwen McKelvieFemaleV40
Andrew IrvingFemaleV60
Andrew JackMaleV40
Arwen McKelvieFemaleJunior
Brian McGillMaleV40
Caleb StewartMaleJunior
Cameron ForanMaleJunior
Carole TomlinsonFemaleV40
Carolyn ForanFemaleV40
Catherine HarwoodFemaleV60
Charlotte JackFemaleJunior
Cheryl CarsonFemaleV50
Chloe HughesFemaleSenior
Daniel BoyneMaleJunior
Dawn KernaghanFemaleV40
Dorothy YeatesFemaleV50
Eilidh SmithFemaleJunior
Emma GordonFemaleJunior
emma birrellFemaleJunior
Eryn DunnFemaleJunior
Finlay MurdieMaleJunior
Finlay ChasselsMaleJunior
Gillian ArmstrongFemaleV40
Harper MilliganFemaleJunior
 Name Gender Age Category

750m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
adam fishwickMaleSenior
Andrew PrenticeMaleSenior
Angela ElliotFemaleV40
Anjali PavriFemaleJunior
Anne ReidFemaleV50
Ashley AlstonFemaleSenior
Audrey GilbrideFemaleV50
Caitlin PatersonFemaleSenior
Carly GrayFemaleSenior
Carol Anne NicolFemaleV50
Caroline LundFemaleV40
Chris PatonFemaleV50
Christie FindlayFemaleSenior
Christina McdougallFemaleJunior
Claire HoustonFemaleV40
Claire WalshFemaleSenior
colin stapletonFemaleV40
Colin O'NeillMaleV60
Connor McCroreyMaleJunior
Daisy McCormickFemaleJunior
Daniel BoyneMaleJunior
Daniel HendryMaleJunior
Doug SpencerMaleV40
Ed MellanbyMaleV40
 Name Gender Age Category

1500m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Ahmad ChishtiMaleV50
Ailidh BrownFemaleSenior
Ailsa WalkerFemaleV40
Alasdair McLeodMaleV40
Alastair MacnaughtonMaleV60
Alison McGregorFemaleSenior
Alison FishFemaleV60
Alistair JoyceMaleV50
Allie SanziFemaleSenior
Andrew RennieMaleV70
Andrew SouthernMaleV50
Andrew JackMaleV40
Andrew DubojskiMaleV40
Annie MatossianFemaleV60
Belinda NortonFemaleV50
Belinda BerettaFemaleV40
Ben GreenockMaleSenior
Bob HolmesFemaleV50
Candice MathesonFemaleSenior
Charleen NugentFemaleV50
Chris EvennettMaleSenior
Christine DinsmoreFemaleV60
claire wilkieFemaleSenior
colleen scottFemaleV50
Collette McGuireFemaleSenior
 Name Gender Age Category

3000m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Alex GreggMaleSenior
Allistair GrayMaleSenior
Amani BeckerFemaleV40
Andrew GreenhalghMaleV50
Andrew GardnerMaleV40
Ann-marie McDonnellFemaleV40
Ann-marie HughesFemaleV50
Antonia MorrisonFemaleSenior
Arun IyerMaleV40
Bethan Hall-JonesFemaleSenior
Bran GreeneMaleV40
Brown DerekMaleV50
Carole PhillipsFemaleV40
Cecilia Henry-RoitbergFemaleSenior
Celia GreigFemaleV40
Cheryl WhiteFemaleSenior
Chris MorganMaleV50
Claire MccallumFemaleV50
Clare LewisFemaleV50
Colin GordonMaleV40
Daniel McRobertsMaleSenior
Davies WendyFemaleV60
Emily BlackFemaleV40
 Name Gender Age Category

5000m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Aaron DrummondMaleSenior
Alan MoffatMaleV50
alex mcewanFemaleV40
Alexander Geary-JonesMaleSenior
Alison JonesFemaleV50
Allison MathewsFemaleV60
andrew innesMaleV50
Andrew GardnerMaleV40
Andrew IrvingMaleV60
Ann CurrieFemaleV50
Annie McHughFemaleV50
Bert PonjeeMaleV60
Brad WildMaleV40
Brian LaffertyMaleSenior
carol innesFemaleV50
Chris HughesMaleV50
Christine DiasFemaleV40
Claire SomersetFemaleV40
Dory KovacsFemaleSenior
Edward LovemanMaleSenior
Fearghas MacKaveneyMaleSenior
Frances HuntleyFemaleV40
Fraser DavidsonMaleSenior
Gillian SmithFemaleSenior
Gregor KingMaleV50
 Name Gender Age Category

10000m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Alison ChandFemaleV40
Alison ChandFemaleV40
Andrew GardnerMaleV40
Archie PrenticeMaleV50
Bethany DaltonFemaleSenior
Connor StewartMaleJunior
Corrie KingMaleSenior
Craig WilsonMaleV40
Elisa ManziFemaleSenior
Elliot DuffMaleSenior
Ginnie KennedyFemaleSenior
Hannah JonesFemaleSenior
Hillary GeersFemaleV50
Jasmine HarrisonFemaleSenior
Jill HowarthFemaleV60
Karen RussellFemaleV40
Laura McguireFemaleSenior
Leigh JonesMaleSenior
Lewis DawsonMaleSenior
Lisa WoottonFemaleV40
Mark TaylorMaleV40
Matthew OxleyMaleSenior
Matthew JacksonMaleSenior
Matthew YoungMaleV40
Nathan KennedyMaleSenior
 Name Gender Age Category