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Our famous Glow Swim event brings together open water swimmers for an amazing sensory experience like no other. Don't miss it!
A SWIM EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER
THE GLOW SWIM CHALLENGE
Photos copyright © Jason Brown
Swimming under the light of the full moon, enjoy a unique and exhilarating open water swimming experience at our GLOW SWIM. Join us for a truly surreal spectacle as you and your fellow swimmers light up the lake with a glowing firefly trail of multi-colour lights winding their way around our swim course.
Run to coincide with the full moon lunar cycle, we'll be lighting up our 750 metre swim course to illuminate your way like beacons in the darkness. A spectacular event like no other, this unique, stimulating and visually surreal open water swim experience is one to remember and not to be missed! Our famous GLOW SWIM events bring together open water swimmers for an amazing sensory experience like no other! This uniquely popular GLOW SWIM challenge never fails to delight open water swimmers of all levels.

Glow Swim is not a race - it is a relaxing, sensory night swim experience to feed the mind, body and soul so leave those stop watches at home and immerse yourself in the spectacle. Your entry includes full water safety cover, post-swim live entertainment and, of course, a tasty cullinary treat to warm the heart and soul.
WANNA JOIN THE FUN?
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
We run GLOW SWIM events over the Autumn months to coincide with the full moon lunar cycle (normally 30 days apart). Whilst we can't guarantee a clear moon-lit sky, we've been lucky so far!
Booking Information
Friday 20th September 2024
£ TBC
COMING SOON
Friday 18th October 2024
£ TBC
COMING SOON
Friday 15th November 2024
£ TBC
COMING SOON
POST-SWIM FUN
GREAT FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT
GLOW SWIM isn't just a surreal swimming experience, it's also an awesome post-swim experience! After a change into warm clothing, join us on the quayside for delicious hot food and some seriously cool live music, all set against the tranquil backdrop of the moon-lit lake.
Every GLOW SWIM is unique and we try our best to mix things up with a choice of post-swim food and drink on offer, catering to both 'meaties' and, of course, vegans. In previous years, GLOW swimmers have tucked into delicious cullinary creations from Vobster swimmer and talented chef Dagmar - beef chilli and lentil chilli with rice, beef bolognaise and even roasted mediterranean vegan ragu with pasta are just some examples of the delicious treats that Dagmar has served up. Sometimes we shake it up completely by serving up tasty pizza prepared fresh onsite - whatever we serve, you can be sure that it'll be warming and very, very tasty!

As you tuck into your post-swim meal, kick back and enjoy the smooth and enchating sound of live music from local musical talents. In recent years, we've featured a number of awesome musical acts playing live on the quayside including guitarist Sam Evans and accoustic trio The Midnight Tides.

We'll also be firing up our fabulous Heatwave fire pit created by Vobster swimmer Tom Trouton to provide a warm and welcoming glow to proceedings - the perfect spot to enjoy a cosy drink as you relax, chat and enjoy the live music.
ATTENDEE TESTIMONIALS
DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT!
'Utterly surreal, but completely brilliant!'
E Cameron

'a fantastic and unique swim experience – should be on everyone's bucket list!'
D Phillips

'Inspired and completely unique, a fantastic swim event that should be repeated every year'
Toby, H2Open Swim Magazine

'a stunning swim experience - I loved the hunters moon!'
N Farmer

'a brilliantly organised and amazing swim event – I didn't want it to stop!'
N Peterson

'Amazing! Awesome! A truly magical and inspiring swim'
Nick
RELIVE THE FUN!
GLOW SWIM SIZZLE REELS