Luss Swim Festival

Saturday 24th August 2019

Luss: Luss Beach, Less, United Kingdom

Swimming


Activities

  • Open water swim - 500m 14 years & under - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim - 1 km 16 years & under - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-1 km - Wetsuit - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-1 km - Skins - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim - 3km Wetsuit - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-3k - Skins - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim - 5km Wetsuit - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim - 5k Skins - Individual Age group/open

Description

We are delighted to announce that we are returning to Luss after 5 years !
 
We will be bring back our swim festival to Luss with distances of 1k, 2k, & 5k and introducing 500m for 14 years & under & a 1k swim for 16 years & under.
 

The pretty conservation village of Luss is situated almost 10 miles south of Tarbet on the western shore of Loch Lomond.

 

A settlement has stood on this site since medieval times although much of the current village dates from the 18th and 19th centuries, having been developed to house workers from nearby slate quarries.

 

With its prim, identical sandstone and slate cottages garlanded in rambling roses, and its narrow sandy, pebbly strand, the village became the setting for the successful TV soap High Road which undoubtedly contributed to its popularity during the 1980s and 1990s. For anyone wanting to escape the crowds, the 19th century parish church offers a haven of peace and has a lovely ceiling made from Scots pine rafters and some beautiful Victorian stained-glass windows.

Today Luss is a popular stopping-off point for visitors exploring the Loch Lomond area. 

Event details and schedule

Please visit our site for full details:

 

https://www.vigourevents.com/luss-swim-festival 


 

Saturday Programme

Length of Loch Swim

6:45am - Bus Leaves McLaren Centre for The Cabin Wave 1 & 2
7:00am - Bus Leaves McLaren Centre for The Cabin Wave 3
 07.00am - Registration opens (closes at 8:00) 08:05am - Briefing     – All swimmers

8:20am - Buses start leaving for the Start

12:00 - Presentations

1, 2 & 3k Swims


12:00 - Bus Leaves McLaren Centre
12:30 - 1:00 - Registartion
1:10 - Safety Briefing

14:00 - 3k Start 14:15 - 2k Start 14:30 - 1k Start 16:00 - Buses Start leaving for The Cabin

 

 

 

Sunday Programme  06:45am - Wave 1 & 2 Bus Leaves McLaren Centre for The Cabin 07:00am - Wave 3 Bus Leaves McLaren Centre for The Cabin
 07.00am - Registration opens (closes at 8:00) 08.05am - Briefing     – All competitors  08:20 - Wave 1 bus leaves for the Start 08:40 - Wave 2 bus leaves for the Start 09:00 - Wave 3 bus leaves for the Start  09.15am Start           – Wave 1 09.30am Start           – Wave 2 09:45am Start           – Wave 3  11:15am - Busses Start leaving for The Cabin 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrival

 

Once you have arrived on-site make your way to the registration tent area where our event team will complete your registration and answer any questions you may have. At registration each competitor will be body marked and receive a swim hat, your swim hat must be worn outermost during the duration of the swim. The timing will be provided by our partner company Racesplitter, there is no need for a chip timer.

 

 

 

Pre Race

 

On race day both competitors and spectators are advised to park in the designated areas only.

 

Transition will be open from 7.30am, only competitors and officials will be allowed access.

 

Verbal briefings from race organisers will take place at 8.35am. All competitors must be within registration area at this time, they will be registered with our Racesplitter timing team and a roll call count will take place to ensure your understanding of the swim layout, distances and procedures.

 

 

 

Safety Cover

 

Powered safety boats and kayaks will provide safety cover. 

 

 

 

The courses

 

Buoys on the loch will mark courses. The courses and details of the starts and finishes are shown on the following diagrams.

 

 

 

Any changes to the courses will be notified at the briefing.

 

 

 

 Spectators

 

Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the event and cheer the competitors on, please be mindful of competitors and where necessary step out of the way of oncoming swimmers.

 

 

 

At the Finish

 

Bring warm clothes with you to ensure that you stay warm and dry after the event.

 

Post Race

 

Ensure that you re-hydrate and fuel properly.

 

 

 

Organised by

Vigour Events

PO BOX 2649, Glasgow

Phone: 0333 577 7946

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