loch ken wild swim

This year's charity wild swim is being held in support of the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team. Loch Ken is an incredibly clean stretch of water well loved by Wild Swimmers. As part of the Hydo-Electric scheme the Loch is regularly filled with fresh water from the Rhinns of Kells and is known as one of the cleanest loch's in Scotland.

Our Wild Swim weekend, now in it's 13th year is the perfect opportunity to try a number of events with full safety cover and timing provided. There are four main events, the Loch Ken Wild Swim on Saturday 31st August the Night Swim on Friday 30th August and the 10km end to end on Sunday 1st September


four races

Throughout the day there will be a 500m, 1km, 2km and 4 km race (from £30pp). There's also a fun kids splash session!

loch swimming

10k end to end

Fancy a challenge? This year we're delighted to introduce Loch Ken's first ever 10km end to end Wild Swim.


kids splash session

For those too young to take part in the 500m race we run a fun splash race which involves a short course including one of the Wobbly Waterpark obstacles. £25.00pp

wild swim medal

book online

We use Si-Entries for our timing chips and online booking, follow the link to book yourself on!

Wild Swimming at night on Loch Ken

night swim

An exciting Night Swim on Loch Ken on Friday with the option to enter 500m or 1km. Cost £45.00pp including 1:1 kayak safety cover (plus optional £2.50 to the Galloway MRT)

wild swim safety


The Galloway Activity Centre is an AALA licenced and registered RYA training centre and will provide safety cover with a mix of powered safety boats, a high ratio of paddlers to swimmers and the Galloway MRT's Water Rescue Team. First Aid is provided by Event First Aid & Rescue (EFAR).

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galloway mountain rescue team

We are delighted to support the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team and encourage participants to donate to his worthy cause.