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SURFACE WATER TEMP:  16.5 °C    UPDATED:  12-06-2024
Friday 24th November 2023
Our famous Beaver Moon Glow Swim brings 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.
Swimming under the light of the full November Beaver moon, enjoy a unique and exhilarating swimming experience at GLOW SWIM 2023. Join us for this truly surreal spectacle as you and your fellow swimmers light up the lake with a glowing firefly trail of multi-coloured lights winding their way around our swim course.

Run to coincide with the full moon lunar cycle, we'll be lighting up our swim course to light 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 Glow Swims are not a race - they are 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. Make Glow Swim your own by choosing between 140m, 330m and 550m and swim courses and number of laps.

Your entry includes full water safety cover, post-swim live entertainment and a delicious hot supper. Full event details will be emailed out to all participants a few days before the event.

IMPORTANT! As the water temperature has dropped faster than expected this year, the 750m loop will not be available. The buoys for the 750m loop have been removed from the lake. The max loop distance is now 550m although you may swim as many loops as you like!

After a post-swim change into warm clothing, join us on the quayside for a delicious culinary treat created by professional chef and Vobster swimmer Dagmar. As always, we'll be offering either a meat or vegan meal option - just select which you would prefer when you book. Choose from:

For those who fancy a cheeky tipple to accompany their supper, why not treat yourself to a drink from our unique Horsebox bar serving a range of soft and alcoholic drinks? Horsebox drinks are available as an optional extra so bring some spending money.

We'll then kick back and enjoy the smooth and enchating sound of live music from local accoustic trio The Midnight Tides, set against the tranquil backdrop of the lake. We'll also be 'firing up' our fabulous 'Heatwave' fire pit 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.

Entry to this Glow Swim event is open to all - members and non-members alike. Bookings are accepted on a first come first served basis. Each participant must book their own place - you cannot book on behalf of friends.

Glow Swim is a unique and exhilarating swim experience that sees each and every swimmer contributing to a surreal firefly trail of brightly-coloured light around the lake. In order to achieve this, you must attach a swim light to your swim float or goggles strap to illuminate your position in the lake. What colour you choose is up to you - the more colourful the better!

As tempting as it may be to use chemical light sticks, we ask that you refrain from using them at Glow Swim. If you love the environment as much as we do, please join us in switching to a more eco-friendly glow light solution. We now offer a super-bright Swim light in the Vobster shop which offers the perfect ECO-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVE. This funky little safety light puts out a super-bright glow that can be seen from over 5 kilometres away and, with its integrated caribiner, can quickly and easily be attached to your swim float.

IMPORTANT! Please note that all swimmers must have a swim light - it is your responsibility to ensure that you have a suitable waterproof light. We strongly recommend that you purchase your light before your arrival.

* Note: Mug artwork may be subject to change
We've teamed up with talented artist Sarah Corbett to create something truely special - a commemorative enamel mug featuring Sarah's beautiful artwork created exclusively for our 2023 Glow Swims. Made from enamel-coated solid metal with an eye-catching silver rim, it's perfect for that post-swim cup of tea!

This beautiful collectible souvenir is available for a discounted pre-order price of just £10 - a saving of £5.00. Reserve yours when you book to benefit from this discounted price. Pre-ordered mugs will be available for collection on the night. Mugs will also be available to buy on the night for £15.
Event Information
Event Date:
Friday 24th November 2023
Open to:
Members and non-members alike!
Gates Open:
Event Start:
Briefing at 18:50 with 19:00 start
Briefing at 19:20 with 19:30 start
Exit Water:
Site Closes:
Price Includes:
  • Entry to Glow Swim event
  • Delicious Hot Supper - meat or vegan option
  • Live Music from accoustic trio The Midnight Tides
  • Roaring Heatwave Fire Pit
  • Paddleboard Safety Cover
  • DIY Glow-in-the-dark face painting
Not Included:
  • Swim light
Optional Extras:
  • All hot and cold drinks
  • Food other than Hot Supper
  • Sarah Corbet Commemorative Event Mug - Pre-order for only £10.00 or buy on the night for £15.00
Don't forget your Swim light!
IMPORTANT! Please note that all swimmers must have a swim light - it is your responsibility to ensure that you have a suitable waterproof light. Whilst limited stock may be available in the Vobster shop on the night, availability cannot be guaranteed. We strongly recommend that you purchase your light before your arrival.

Swimmers without a swim light will not be permitted to enter the water.
Our Cancellation Policy
  • Refunds are available for cancellations up to 4 days / 96 hours before the event is due to start. For this event, that means no later than 6:00pm on Monday 20th November.
  • This time limit applies to all reasons for cancellation including health, inconvenience and/or plans changing. We are unable to offer any exceptions no matter how valid the reason.
  • All cancellation requests must be submitted by email to info@vobster.com no later than the cut off time and date stated above. No requests will be accepted after this time.
  • Refunds will be issued to the value of the event ticket, minus an admin fee of £2.00. This fee covers the processing charge levied to Vobster Quay for the refund transaction.
  • Please note that event bookings are non-transferable. They cannot be transferred either privately or by a member of our staff. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
  • Any queries regarding this cancellation policy should be sent by email to info@vobster.com.