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Greater Manchester Swim! (1mile / 3mile)

19 May

Salford Quays

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***Wetsuits / Skins Welcome*** 

1 mile*, 3 miles (5km)  *Open to competent 12-15 year olds 

The GREATER MANCHESTER SWIM! is perfect for people wanting to experience the brilliant sport of open water swimming. Held at our iconic MediaCityUK venue it’s one of the only venues in the UK where spectators are able to walk directly around the swim course and closely follow their swimmers to cheer them around. The friendly atmosphere and keen competition is guaranteed to provide a great experience. Make a family day of it too and enjoy all the facilities that the booming MediaCityUK area has to offer!

You'll be swimming on a one mile lap course within the superb water-quality tested Dock 9 (Lowry Theatre Dock) and supported by an excellent water safety team. Perfectomundo!

To ensure that you get speedy, accurate swim times chip timing is provided with each swimmer needing to wear it on their ankle. Although there will a 'deep water' start you will need to swim through the finish arch at the end of your swim and cross over the timing mat to record your time. 

Commemorative medals and goody bags will be provided to all participants with trophies posted to the top three female and male swimmers in each distance.

Further information on the race course / important health and safety information will provided at the race briefing on Dockside prior to each swim. Chips and race caps will be distributed at race registration.

NOTE: There will be no posted race packs, swim caps or timing chips. Information will be updated on this webpage with timing chips and caps provided at the event on the day.

Full Event Details

All swimmers will be provided with race chip and swim cap at registration on the day. See registration and swim start times below. 

Registration opens at Dock 9 Uswim Tent (Lowry Dock) a maximum of 2 hours before each swim wave. I.e  Wave One, registration opens 10.00am, Wave Two opens at 11.00am etc. 

Please note times below may be changed (slightly) a week prior to the event depending on race numbers

WAVE ONE  - 3 mile (5km);  Briefing; 11.45pm. Swim Start; 12.00noon

WAVE TWO - Sub :30min 1 mile;  Briefing; 12.45pm. Swim Start; 1.00pm

WAVE THREE - 30-40min 1 mile;  Briefing; 1.30pm. Swim Start; 1.45pm

WAVE FOUR - 40-50min 1 mile;  Briefing; 2.30pm. Swim Start; 2.45pm

WAVE FIVE - Over 50mins 1 mile;  Briefing; 3.00pm. Swim Start; 3.15pm


We have a baggage store area and rinse shower on site. For information on parking, swim location please see our Manchester Venue

1 mile: £35.00 
3 mile (5km): £45.00
12-15 years (1 mile): £15.00

Dock 9,
Salford Quays,
M50 3AZ

Swim Caps / Timing Chips
These will be provided at registration on the day.

Suits are available for hire on the day at £10 with a £20 returnable deposit. Please contact to reserve a suit.

For more detail go here.