Lake District Swim Challenge 2021

Lake District Swim Challenge 2021

The Challenge: To swim all the major lakes in the Lake District in two days.

1 Man | 8 Lakes | 48 hours | 9,200m of swimming

Each swim, taken on its own is very achievable. Yet as each hour progresses the workload and exposure to cold and fatigue will begin to take it’s toll. This is a doable challenge to begin but a tough to finish!

Graham Shapiro will swim Wastwater 1,000m, Crummock 1,000m, Buttermere 900m, Bassenthwaite 1,600m, Windermere 900m, Coniston 1,000m, Ullswater 800m and Derwentwater 2,000m in 48 hours.


Graham swam 11,200m in the end! He commented: This was one of the most incredible, hardest and yet most exhilarating sporting challenges I’ve ever taken on. I could not have done it without my support team. Love and special thanks to My PT Jonathan Biddle, physio Ruddi Farquharson, Pete Kelly from Swim the Lakes and Ian Golding our driver. My amazing family and friends and every single person that sponsored me. Thank you so much! X

Special thanks also corporate sponsors Bentley Manchester, BPE Solicitors LLP and Zone3 Ltd. Your contributions made a difference.”