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

750m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Kathleen GreenFemaleV60
Colin O'NeillMaleV60
Scott WardropMaleV60
Carol Anne NicolFemaleV50
Jean RitchieFemaleV50
Julie DurieFemaleV50
Sarah JonesFemaleV50
Sarah JonesFemaleV50
Joyce BoydFemaleV50
Sandra PolkeFemaleV50
Laurie GallacherFemaleV50
Paula StirlingFemaleV50
Anne ReidFemaleV50
Audrey GilbrideFemaleV50
Dorothy YeatesFemaleV50
Belinda NortonFemaleV50
Pamela RoccioFemaleV50
Emily BumaFemaleV50
Kim DonaldsonFemaleV50
Jackie MacKenzieFemaleV50
Jen HogarthFemaleV40
Louise NewmanFemaleV40
Katy FurbyFemaleV40
Leona SolleyFemaleV40
 Name Gender Age Category

1500m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Iain PrainMaleV70
Kenneth HanlonMaleV60
Ruth HerringtonFemaleV60
Robert ElswoodMaleV60
Louise McLeanFemaleV60
Karl PeetMaleV60
Patricia WeirFemaleV60
Sarah HossFemaleV60
Liz HillFemaleV60
Elaine RossFemaleV60
Christine DinsmoreFemaleV60
Marcela TaylorFemaleV60
Dave GerrardMaleV60
Julie O'MalleyFemaleV60
Glenn TelferMaleV60
Polly EadieFemaleV50
Charleen NugentFemaleV50
Lawrence MccloyMaleV50
Muir ChristineFemaleV50
Tim CurtisMaleV50
Jill AinsworthFemaleV50
Diane ArthursFemaleV50
Andrew SouthernMaleV50
John DoddsMaleV50
Helen PetrieFemaleV50
 Name Gender Age Category

3000m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Nicolas GeorgeMaleV60
Ulrike DamerowFemaleV60
Roderick LeesMaleV60
Mike BattcockMaleV60
Davies WendyFemaleV60
John MckelveyMaleV50
Wendy StirtonFemaleV50
Fiona MillerFemaleV50
Brown DerekMaleV50
Morag BrownFemaleV50
Ann-marie HughesFemaleV50
Michael GunnMaleV50
Mark O'KeeffeMaleV50
Ian CookMaleV50
euan birrellMaleV50
Lynne NordbyFemaleV50
Leila de PapeFemaleV40
Stuart LiddleMaleV40
Laurence BoischotFemaleV40
Carole PhillipsFemaleV40
Scott MylesMaleV40
Emma HeronFemaleV40
Amani BeckerFemaleV40
Emily BlackFemaleV40
 Name Gender Age Category

5000m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Margaret McGillFemaleV70
John HarvieMaleV60
Bert PonjeeMaleV60
Allison MathewsFemaleV60
Alison JonesFemaleV50
Annie McHughFemaleV50
jonathan mcewenMaleV50
andrew innesMaleV50
carol innesFemaleV50
Chris HughesMaleV50
Tony HigginsMaleV50
Ross McDonaldMaleV40
Andrew GardnerMaleV40
Pam PrenticeFemaleV40
Zoe NewsamFemaleV40
Brad WildMaleV40
alex mcewanFemaleV40
Frances HuntleyFemaleV40
Katja JohnstonFemaleV40
Marie-Claude FontaineFemaleV40
Christine DiasFemaleV40
Paul KivlinMaleSenior
Thomas ElswoodMaleSenior
Sean SarafilovicMaleSenior
Rachel ElnaggarFemaleSenior
 Name Gender Age Category

10000m entrants

 Name Gender Age Category
Jill HowarthFemaleV60
Scott DavidsonMaleV50
Sue PymanFemaleV50
Archie PrenticeMaleV50
Iain DrummondMaleV50
Neil CameronMaleV50
Andrew GardnerMaleV40
Alison ChandFemaleV40
Karen RussellFemaleV40
Mark TaylorMaleV40
Lisa WoottonFemaleV40
Matthew YoungMaleV40
Leigh JonesMaleSenior
Lewis DawsonMaleSenior
Sarah EmersonFemaleSenior
Elisa ManziFemaleSenior
Ginnie KennedyFemaleSenior
Bethany DaltonFemaleSenior
Matthew OxleyMaleSenior
Ross PurdieMaleSenior
Nathan KennedyMaleSenior
Tom ClaxtonMaleSenior
Toby EsdaileMaleSenior
Elliot DuffMaleSenior
Hannah JonesFemaleSenior
 Name Gender Age Category