9th May 2019

Swim Llynnau Mymbyr: Open Water Swim Training at Plas y Brenin

Written by Jack Nicholl

For the first time Plas y Brenin in association with Swim Wales is hosting open water swim training in Llyn Mymbyr, beckoning a new era for one of North Wales' most iconic lakes.


Over the past 64 years, Llynnau Mymbyr have been the venue for a wide range of outdoor pursuits, from fly fishing to sub-aqua diving, to paddlesports of all kinds from kayaking to stand-up paddleboarding. Now, we’re diving into a new era and hosting our first ever open water swim training event at Plas y Brenin on June 15th this year.

For beginner wild swimmers right through to established open water swimmers, the day will be a great opportunity to get specialist training in swim safety and technique in one of the most beautiful lakes in Wales, as well as a chance to meet like-minded people who are all enthusiastic about getting out there and getting in the water. Those who take part will benefit from expert coaching from Swim Wales and H2Open coaching – as well as comfortable facilities and hot food just minutes away from the lakeside in Plas y Brenin’s Yr Wyddfa bar.

Carlo Forte, Head of Training and Development at Plas y Brenin, said; “This event is an exciting start to what we hope will be a new area of development for Plas y Brenin. Open water swimming is becoming a hugely popular activity that can be accessed by people of all levels of fitness, offering huge benefits to physical and mental health. We’re pleased to host an event that will provide training for beginners right through to advanced outdoor swimmers in swim safety and technique. We’re lucky to have the fantastic Llynnau Mymbyr on our doorstep, at the foot of the best view in Snowdonia, and we look forward to sharing it with many more people in the coming years.”

Organised by Plas y Brenin and Swim Wales, with additional support from H2Open coaching, Always Aim High events, Swim Safe, and Welsh Tri – the event is a must do for wild swimmers and established triathletes alike. It is a family-friendly event, with sessions for kids aged 11-17 in the water, and the option to book them onto supervised paddleboarding or climbing sessions in the afternoon. Later in the day there will be a swim challenge to consolidate the learning from the day, 400m for kids, 750m for beginners and 1500m for intermediates and advanced.

Hope Filby, North Wales Regional Development Manager for Swim Wales, said; ’Open Water Swimming is a great activity for all! Whether you are dipping your toes for the very first time or preparing for that next challenge, this day will be a great opportunity for you to develop your skills. I’m so pleased that Swim Wales get an opportunity to work with some amazing partners and deliver the very first Open Water Swim Training Day in such beautiful surroundings in Wales.’’

To book your place, give us a call on 01690 720214, tickets are £35 for Adults and £25 for children aged 11-17.

Make a weekend of it! Get in touch with our bookings team about booking accommodation for the weekend.


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