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.
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250m Entries

 Name Gender Age Category
Finlay ChasselsMaleJunior
Daniel BoyneMaleJunior
Lee-Anne MurdieFemaleV40
Luciana BrondiFemaleV50
Jelena FinnieFemaleV50
Lucy NobleFemaleSenior
Lesley CorrFemaleV50
Hugo MortimerMaleJunior
Michael StewartMaleV50
Caleb StewartMaleJunior
Janice HatrickFemaleV60
Cheryl CarsonFemaleV50
Eilidh SmithFemaleJunior
Laura SmithFemaleV40
Tanya DunnFemaleV40
Eryn DunnFemaleJunior
Andrew JackMaleV40
Charlotte JackFemaleJunior
Finlay MurdieMaleJunior
Sarah McGroryFemaleV50
Noel GallacherMaleV40
Mac GallacherMaleJunior
Andrew IrvingFemaleV60
Maureen EvansFemaleV50
Kian GibsonMaleJunior
 Name Gender Age Category

750m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Luca SpenceMaleJunior
Zoe DanielleFemaleV60
Daisy McCormickFemaleJunior
Caroline LundFemaleV40
lorna carsonFemaleV40
Paula De Lucas GudielFemaleSenior
Edith ShawFemaleJunior
Laura BrownFemaleSenior
Frank BoyneMaleV50
Daniel BoyneMaleJunior
elias bouissouMaleJunior
Karen BouissouFemaleV50
Jamie HodsonMaleJunior
Mhairi HallioFemaleV60
Tina KempFemaleV60
Fraser MacdougallMaleV40
adam fishwickMaleSenior
Shiela RuizFemaleSenior
Christina McdougallFemaleJunior
Victoria PatelFemaleV40
Murray CallanMaleJunior
Eva CallanFemaleJunior
Susan LuckyFemaleV70
lauren sneddonFemaleSenior
Emily DowFemaleJunior
 Name Gender Age Category

1500m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Emily CloughFemaleSenior
Maria RamirezFemaleSenior
Elaine BoydFemaleV50
Collette McGuireFemaleSenior
Gemma MurrayFemaleSenior
Jonathan StevensonMaleSenior
Lesley Margaret HillFemaleV50
Peter CorryMaleSenior
Stephen DeanMaleV60
Candice MathesonFemaleSenior
Greg ToddMaleSenior
Jonathan OlsenMaleSenior
Kirsty ChalmersFemaleV40
Ben GreenockMaleSenior
Gillian FraserFemaleV40
Andrew RennieMaleV70
Bob HolmesFemaleV50
Sharon HolmesFemaleV40
Megan WaddellFemaleSenior
Alasdair McLeodMaleV40
Tom BarnsleyMaleV40
Gillian OwensFemaleV50
Lynne StevensonFemaleV50
Paul McCroreyMaleV50
 Name Gender Age Category

3000m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
John-Paul TaylorMaleV50
Claire MccallumFemaleV50
Celia GreigFemaleV40
Tom BarrMaleV50
Emma RattrayFemaleSenior
Sharon CloughFemaleV60
Lorraine WatkinsFemaleV50
John HarveyMaleV60
Liz TaylorFemaleV50
Kevin GemsonMaleV40
Maryjane BennettFemaleV60
Jenny CollinsFemaleSenior
James RichardsMaleV50
Robin Scott-ElliotMaleV50
Alex GreggMaleSenior
Vanessa MacleanFemaleV50
Ann-marie McDonnellFemaleV40
Mary DonaldsonFemaleV40
Walter HallMaleV50
Mandy HerworthFemaleV50
Kereen McDairmantFemaleV40
 Name Gender Age Category

5000m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
sara pughFemaleV40
Richard CurwenMaleV40
Gregor KingMaleV50
Kirsty EarleFemaleSenior
Kendra MorrisonFemaleV40
Robert HallMaleV40
Susan HarrisonFemaleV50
Michael RoutledgeMaleV60
Alan MoffatMaleV50
Marjorie LeightonFemaleV70
Issy NichollsFemaleJunior
Vincent MacEachenMaleV40
Andrew IrvingMaleV60
Iain DrummondMaleV50
Lisa LumbFemaleV50
Ann CurrieFemaleV50
Tim GleesonMaleV40
Kay StewartFemaleV50
Claire SomersetFemaleV40
Dory KovacsFemaleSenior
Brian LaffertyMaleSenior
Hannah LaneFemaleSenior
Alexander Geary-JonesMaleSenior
Fearghas MacKaveneyMaleSenior
Lee GilbertsonMaleV40
 Name Gender Age Category

10000m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Tom ElswoodMaleSenior
Craig WilsonMaleV40
Connor StewartMaleJunior
Jasmine HarrisonFemaleSenior
Alison ChandFemaleV40
Scott WoodMaleSenior
Laura McguireFemaleSenior
Matthew JacksonMaleSenior
Peter PatersonMaleV60
Simon GrifithsMaleV50
Hillary GeersFemaleV50
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
 Name Gender Age Category