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The Big Brutal Swim

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The Big Brutal Swim will take place at the stunning, glacially formed Llyn Padarn which is known for being sixth deepest lake in Wales. It's also home to a fish called the Arctic Char, a species left over from the time of the last Ice Age - although none of our swimmers have spotted one yet. This is held at the same venue as The Brutal Extreme Triathlons and therefore great preparation for the event later in the month. This event is open to wetsuit and non-wetsuit swimmers. There will be separate categories for wetsuit and skins swimmers. The distances available are 2.5k, 5k and 10k.

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Brutal Events are passionate about helping people reach their goals and truly believe that anything is possible. Our events are set in the mountains, lakes and along rugged coastlines. We run the renowned Brutal Extreme Triathlons in North Wales, the stupidly hard ONER Ultra Trail Run along the Jurassic Coast Path, a night mountain marathon in Brecon, the UK's toughest Ultra Duathlon and many more awesome, arduous events.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Sun Aug 18 2019

What's included:

  • T-shirts for all who complete the swim.
  • Free swim cap
  • Goody bag
  • Chip timing
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Melanie Davies
Melanie Davies
My daughter who is 16 wants to enter either the 2.5 or 5 k race. Is this event open to children or just adults? … read more
Route description
Route description

The swim course is a 1.25k lap

The 2.5k swimmers will complete 2 laps
The 5k swimmers will complete 4 laps
The 10k swimmers will complete 8 laps

Swimmers to exit water every 2 laps.
The cut offs are as follows: 2 hours for the 2.5k, 3 hours for the 5k and 5 hours for the 10k.

Logistics and schedule

Registration is open from 07:00.
The race briefing will be held in by the lakeside approx 15 mins before the race start.

How to get there

15 Capel-Coch Rd, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4SH, UK

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Melanie Davies
Melanie Davies
My daughter who is 16 wants to enter either the 2.5 or 5 k race. Is this event open to children or just adults?
Steph Ede
Steph Ede
Hey there just to let you know as long as you have experience and someone with you at the event, they'll allow swimmers from 16 years. All the best!
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9:00am Sun 18th Aug 2019
9:00am Sun 18th Aug 2019
9:00am Sun 18th Aug 2019
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