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Loch Ken Wild Swim

3 races scheduled · Fri 10th Sep 2021 · Castle Douglas
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About this event

Loch Ken is perfect for wild swimming and this is a great opportunity for experienced swimmers, families and beginners alike. As part of the hydro electric scheme the Loch is regularly filled with fresh, clean water straight off the Rhinns of Kells and it is becoming well known as an excellent place to swim. Throughout the day there is a 1km, 2km and 4 km race. There's also a fun kids' splash session! Galloway Activity Centre.

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Entry fees include a branded T shirt, hot drink and hot dog after the swim.

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Maggie Foden
24/04/2019
If I am taking part in the 4k swim in the afternoon what time will I have to register? Do I have to register at 9am or can I register later? … read more
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he clean, clear waters of Loch Ken are ideal for wild swimming. The water is SEPA tested and as part of the hydro electric scheme is regularly filled with fresh water from the Rhinns of Kells. The temperature is usually between 14-15 degrees Celcius and wetsuits are compulsory.

Logistics and schedule

09:00 registration opens

10:00 - 1km swim

11:15 - 2km swim

13:00 - kids splash session

13:30 - 1km, 2km & kids prize giving

13:45 - 4km swim

How to get there

A713, Castle Douglas DG7, UK

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Maggie Foden
24/04/2019
If I am taking part in the 4k swim in the afternoon what time will I have to register? Do I have to register at 9am or can I register later?
Steph Ede
Steph Ede
25/04/2019
Hi there, the registration for the 4km usually closes around 1pm, however the schedule for this year hasn't been confirmed yet - we'll update the page when we have the confirmed schedule for the day! Best of luck and hope you enjoy the swim!
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