Thrilled to be Chilled 2018

Saturday 10th February 2018

Bardowie Loch: Off Craigmaddie Road, Bardowie, United Kingdom



  • Ice Mile - Skins - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-1 km Skins - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-1 km wetsuit - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-450m - Skins - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim- 450m - wetsuit - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-Dip - Individual Age group/open


10th February 2018

After the success of Thrilled to be Chilled 2017 we are exceited to announce the 2018 date.

We will have a 450m, 1k & a 1 mile swim on the day.

Event details and schedule





There is free car parking facilities within the Clyde Cruising Club car park at Bardowie. Please note however that this is not a large car park so car sharing where possible would be appreciated.
Travel Directions

Please click on below link for directions:
Bardowie Loch, Off Craigmaddie Road, G62 6EX.,-4.258919&spn=0.07702,0.140076

Once you have arrived on-site make your way to the registration desk area, this will be located in the Club House 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.
Registration will be open from 7.30am, only competitors and officials will be allowed access.
Verbal briefings from race organisers will take place at 8.40am. 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

Canoe & Kayak lifeguards and powered safety boats will provide safety cover. 
Toilets and Changing Facilities

Toilets and changing facilities are available inside the Club House.
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 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.






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