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MediaCityUK Swim Challenge (1.5/5/10/15km)

06 Jul

Salford Quays

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***Wetsuits / Skins Welcome*** 

1.5km*, 5km, 10km, 15km  *Open to competent 12-15year olds 

The MCUK SWIM CHALLENGE is perfect for people wanting to experience and compete in the brilliant sport of open water marathon swimming. The great venue, friendly atmosphere, keen competition will provide a great experience. Its an opportunity to push yourself - mentally and physically - to your swim limits within the safe confines of Dock 9 supported by an expert water safety team.

To encourage young people to swim there will also be a 12-15 years 1.5km race held with separate awards held within the adults race. Note their overall positions will not be included in the adults (16+) race. 

Trophies will be awarded to the top female and male swimmers in all distances with quality goody bags provided to all. 

Further information on the race courses / important health and safety information will provided at the race briefings.

Full Event Details

7.30am; 15km & 10km Registration Opens
8.30am; 15km & 10km Swim Start  

9.30am; 5km Registration Opens
10.30am5km Swim Start 

11.00am; 1.5km Registration Opens
12noon; 1.5km Swim Start 

CUT OFF TIMES; Please note that the cut-off times for all swims will be 2.30pm

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

1.5km: £30.00 
5km: £40.00
10km: £50.00
15km: £60.00
12-15 years (1.5km): £10.00

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

Note that you will be required to start in the water and at the end of your race exit the water up the exit ramp passing over the timing mat to record your time.  Once your race is complete please leave your timing chip at the finish.

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

Feeding Stations for 15km and 10km swimmers will be set up on land. Note that it is your responsibility to provide your own food.

Swim Courses will be 15 x 1km laps for the 15km, 10 laps for the 10km, 5 for the 5km and 1 x 1km laps plus a 500m lap for the 1.5km