Apart from the small matter of Nessie lurking deep beneath the surface, the waters of Loch Ness can be bitterly cold all year round, with temps of around 5°C hypothermia is a real risk.
With careful planning, a competent swimming ability and proper safety provision i.e. Safety boat, this iconic loch can offer a great test and experience to wild swimmers of all levels and abilities.
Ness Ribs has supported numerous loch swims over the years, from record breakers to bucket list completers’ young and old.
The unofficial record for a four-person relay swim was set in 2019 with a time of 11hours 38 minutes for the 23miles slog from Fort Augustus to Loch End. The record solo swim is held by Rachael Godburn in a staggering 9hrs 25mins 37secs.
From Coordination and planning, to supplying safety boats, kayaks or paddleboarders, Ness Ribs can support your solo or group Loch Ness Swim