Coniston Chill Swim

Over 500 people are taking part in the 2014 Coniston Chill Swim. Entries have almost doubled for the second year of the open-water swim. A quarter swim without wet suits.

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Hundreds in 2nd Coniston Chill Swim

Hundreds of swimmers have competed in the second Coniston Chill Swim.

The race is over the full length of the lake and has had twice as many entrants than last year. Fiona Marley Paterson reports.


The Big Chill

Five hundred swimmers brave the cold in order to take part in the open water event at Coniston.

Early swimmers take to the water. Credit: ITV Border
Safety boats on hand to protect those taking part. Credit: ITV Border
Competitors tackle the five mile course around the lake. Credit: ITV Border
The final finishers expected to hit home around 3pm. Credit: ITV Border
Idyllic setting and conditions for the race. Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds Swim Coniston

Over 500 people are swimming the length of Coniston Water in Cumbria today.

The Coniston Chill Swim is in its second year and entries have almost doubled.

It's a 5.25mile long-distance swim and 25% don't wear a wetsuit.

A 2013 swimmer in the Coniston Chill Swim Credit: Chill Swim
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    Around 500 swimmers competed in the 2014 Coniston Chill Swim. Entries doubled on last year, its first year.