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
Dawn KernaghanFemaleV40
Poppy MarkFemaleJunior
Sarah McGroryFemaleV50
Harper MilliganFemaleJunior
Carolyn ForanFemaleV40
Laura SmithFemaleV40
Eilidh SmithFemaleJunior
Catherine HarwoodFemaleV60
Kelly McnieFemaleV40
Orlaith TennantFemaleJunior
Sharon ShanksFemaleV40
Katharine ThompsonFemaleV40
Andrew IrvingFemaleV60
Zoe SpencerFemaleJunior
Isobel McGillFemaleJunior
Lynda JoyceFemaleSenior
Inès ArmstrongFemaleJunior
Gillian ArmstrongFemaleV40
Michelle HughesFemaleV50
Chloe HughesFemaleSenior
Cheryl CarsonFemaleV50
Janice HatrickFemaleV60
Lesley CorrFemaleV50
Lemoni JonesFemaleJunior
Emma GordonFemaleJunior
 Name Gender Age Category

750m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Rose EadieFemaleJunior
Carol Anne NicolFemaleV50
Jean RitchieFemaleV50
Julie DurieFemaleV50
Michelle PolkeFemaleSenior
Chris PatonFemaleV50
Karen BouissouFemaleV50
Sarah JonesFemaleV50
Sarah JonesFemaleV50
Timmons AnneFemaleV70
Claire HoustonFemaleV40
Jane HarrisonFemaleSenior
Merle DalchowFemaleJunior
Joyce BoydFemaleV50
Carly GrayFemaleSenior
Laura BrownFemaleSenior
Jen HogarthFemaleV40
Ellen MacRaeFemaleJunior
Emily DowFemaleJunior
Louise NewmanFemaleV40
Katy FurbyFemaleV40
Edith ShawFemaleJunior
lauren sneddonFemaleSenior
Susan LuckyFemaleV70
Eva CallanFemaleJunior
 Name Gender Age Category

1500m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Polly EadieFemaleV50
Rebecca HarrisFemaleSenior
Samantha HarrisFemaleV40
Kim TraversFemaleSenior
Juliette DuffyFemaleV40
colleen scottFemaleV50
Charleen NugentFemaleV50
Shona MccloyFemaleV40
Naomi MooreFemaleSenior
Muir ChristineFemaleV50
Sharon HolmesFemaleV40
Bob HolmesFemaleV50
Ruth HerringtonFemaleV60
Melanie SpencerFemaleV40
Kathryn AppletonFemaleSenior
Kirsty BirneyFemaleSenior
Gillian M DinsmoreFemaleSenior
Collette McGuireFemaleSenior
Lauren BrownFemaleV40
Louise McLeanFemaleV60
Jaimie McLeanFemaleSenior
Eilidh McIntyreFemaleSenior
Emily BumaFemaleV50
Louisa ToalFemaleV50
 Name Gender Age Category

3000m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Leila de PapeFemaleV40
Sharron MacCormickFemaleV50
Laurence BoischotFemaleV40
Nais HamelinFemaleSenior
Wendy StirtonFemaleV50
Heather SmithFemaleV70
Fiona MillerFemaleV50
Ann-marie McDonnellFemaleV40
Laura ScofieldFemaleSenior
Lucy AdamsFemaleV50
Morag BrownFemaleV50
Carole PhillipsFemaleV40
Nikki YoungFemaleSenior
Clare LewisFemaleV50
Jenny CollinsFemaleSenior
Maryjane BennettFemaleV60
Ulrike DamerowFemaleV60
Hannah GeorgeFemaleSenior
Emma HeronFemaleV40
Julia FenbyFemaleV50
Martina LitherlandFemaleSenior
Amani BeckerFemaleV40
Emily BlackFemaleV40
Celia GreigFemaleV40
Ann-marie HughesFemaleV50
 Name Gender Age Category

5000m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Alison JonesFemaleV50
Lorn PearsonFemaleV40
Kendra MorrisonFemaleV40
Ann CurrieFemaleV50
Lisa LumbFemaleV50
Annie McHughFemaleV50
carol innesFemaleV50
Rachel ElnaggarFemaleSenior
Pam PrenticeFemaleV40
Hazel MartinFemaleSenior
Zoe NewsamFemaleV40
Allison MathewsFemaleV60
Gillian SmithFemaleSenior
Kirsty EarleFemaleSenior
Dory KovacsFemaleSenior
sara pughFemaleV40
alex mcewanFemaleV40
Frances HuntleyFemaleV40
Margaret McGillFemaleV70
Susan HarrisonFemaleV50
Katja JohnstonFemaleV40
Marie-Claude FontaineFemaleV40
Issy NichollsFemaleJunior
Hannah LaneFemaleSenior
Marjorie LeightonFemaleV70
 Name Gender Age Category

10000m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Sarah EmersonFemaleSenior
Elisa ManziFemaleSenior
Ginnie KennedyFemaleSenior
Sue PymanFemaleV50
Bethany DaltonFemaleSenior
Jill HowarthFemaleV60
Alison ChandFemaleV40
Hillary GeersFemaleV50
Karen RussellFemaleV40
Lisa WoottonFemaleV40
Alison ChandFemaleV40
Laura McguireFemaleSenior
Hannah JonesFemaleSenior
Jasmine HarrisonFemaleSenior
Leigh JonesMaleSenior
Lewis DawsonMaleSenior
Scott DavidsonMaleV50
Craig WilsonMaleV40
Scott WoodMaleSenior
Andrew GardnerMaleV40
Archie PrenticeMaleV50
Matthew OxleyMaleSenior
Ross PurdieMaleSenior
Mark TaylorMaleV40
Peter PatersonMaleV60
 Name Gender Age Category