Loch Lomond

mpfmarkmpfmark Teesside England Charter Member
It's definitely in the Maybe yes maybe No category at the moment, however myself and a couple of other swimmers are considering Loch Lomond solos in 2015
Why ? It's close to home (180miles) and relatively cheap to organise in comparison to an English Channel swim, it will make a nice change from Windermere, at the outset navigation appears to be pretty much straightforward. It will be a massive challenge to swim 20+ miles and cold freshwater. It is my understanding that only around 50 individuals have completed the swim. Thoughts ??


  • Could you swim Loch Lomond and be home in half an hour? ;)
  • IronMikeIronMike Northern VirginiaCharter Member
    edited September 2014
    Do it! Let me know when, if you want others. :)

    We're all just carbon, water, starlight, oxygen and dreams

  • mpfmarkmpfmark Teesside England Charter Member
    Considering August time very weather dependant. Will prob go up and kayak at leisure first to confirm route etc
  • ZoeSadlerZoeSadler Charter Member
    I'm doing it in July 2015. I will tell you all about it then!
  • Keep us informed seems like a solid expedition
  • Tracy_ClarkTracy_Clark Norwich, United Kingdom (from Auckland, New Zealand)Member
    I kayaked Dave Dawson last August up Loch Lomond. He became the first New Zealander to swim it. Time was 12:23. It was warmer in the loch at 18 Celsius than it was out. A great swim!!
  • mpfmarkmpfmark Teesside England Charter Member
    18° !!! I was told it never gets above 15° ....result ;-)
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