*NEW FOR 2017! LIDO MediaCityUK (START DATE; SATURDAY 5 AUGUST)
OPENING TIMES; Saturdays, 12-3.00pm
COST; £5 / £10 (90 / 120 mins)
Coming on the 5th August there will be a lifeguarded 50m 'LIDO MediaCityUK' swimming area installed in Dock 9. It will offer Uswim members and the general public fitness lane swimming, coached swim training and beginner inductions.
We are also planning lots of fun family stuff too! Think of it as your own big outdoor pool. Come and cool off in the City!
WHY A LIDO!
Several factors came together in the inter-war years to spark off an almost insatiable appetite for outdoor swimming pools. Swimming itself was a highly fashionable sport throughout the period. It had been popular as early as 1875, when Captain Webb swam across the Channel, but was to take on a new significance from the 'twenties onwards. 1926 saw the first woman, Miss Gertrude Ederle, swim across the Channel, beating the then male record by two hours, followed by six other women in 1928. Magazines of the time were full of references to improving health and general fitness through swimming. As the popularity of open water swimming increases once more now's the time for the Quays - one of the most progresssive development areas in the UK - to have its own LIDO
LIDO MEDIACITYUK includes: Changing / bag store, Rinse Shower. Underwater music. Wide, 50m swim lanes, Clean, quality tested water, Parking (Lowry Outlet)