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MediaCityUK Swim Challenge (1.5/3.8/5km)

20 May

Salford Quays


***Wetsuits / Non Wetsuits Welcome***
1500m*, 3.8km, 5km  *Open to competent 11+ year olds 

The MCUK Swim Challenge is perfect for people wanting to experience and compete in the brilliant sport of open water swimming. It’s also a great opportunity for race practice for open water triathlons. The great venue, friendly atmosphere, keen competition will provide a great experience. 


To ensure you get speedy, accurate swim time chip timing is being 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. 

After finishing please remove your chip and pass to our staff member.

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 briefing on Dockside.

Full Event Details

At the swim start ALL swimmers, whether taking part in the 1500m, 3.8km or 5km swims, will start together with swim caps provided at registration on the day. There will be approximately 150 swimmers starting at once so choose your starting position carefully, i.e. super quickies at front, less quick further back :)

All Swim Distances*

10.00am; Registration opens at Dock 9 Uswim Tent (Lowry Dock)
11.15am; Briefing (Dockside)
11.30; Swim Start (all together)
From 12.30; Presentations completed as races finish

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

1500m: £20.00 
3.8km: £25.00
5km: £30.00
U16’s: £10.00

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 £10 returnable deposit. Please click here to see wetsuits to buy or hire.

For more detail go here.