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About : Salford Quays



Dock 9 is our World-class swim venue located at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays (next to the Lowry Theatre). This iconic Dock has being widely used for events such as the 2002 Commonwealth Games Triathlon, Salford Triathlons, Great Manchester Swim and our very own MediaCityUK Swim Challenges.

Newbies' / non-wetsuits and non-members are welcome and we pride ourselves on our excellent safety team comprising of safety boat and kayaks. When you swim with us you'll be in the safest hands possible. Our water quality-tested Dock offers a true long distance swim experience with courses ranging from 400m - 1km.


1-2-1 OPEN WATER COACHING - Saturdays (30mins - £30) 

Book an open water swimming session with our fully qualified and experienced coach team to improve every aspect of your stroke. Thirty minutes of tuition will shave minutes off your time and help you develop a streamlined, powerful stroke that'll get you swimming further and faster. For booking details contact

*NEW FOR 2017! LIDO MediaCityUK (Saturdays 12.00-3.00pm - STARTING 5th AUGUST) 

There will soon be a lifeguarded 50m 'LIDO at MediaCityUK' swimming area installed in Dock 9. It will offer Uswim members and the general public fitness lane swimming, coached training and beginner inductions. We are also planning lots of fun family stuff too! Think of it as your own big outdoor pool.

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Manchester Swim News

The MediaCityUK Swim Challenge ROCKED!!

21 May 2017

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Quays News provide superb Uswim Coverage

9 Jun 2015

Local online digital news platform 'Quays News' provided an excellent comprehensive feature of your favourite open water specialists!

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Parking Information

Parking is at the Lowry Outlet car park next to venue (£1 per hour). Please note that our previously used Erie Car park is now closed for redevelopment.

  • Changing Tents / Bag Store / Rinse shower / Toilet (Pret A Manger / Theatre / Outlet).
  • 400m, 750m, 1km swim courses.
  • Wetsuit hire / Goggles / Caps for sale.
  • Safety boat / Kayak cover
  • Hot, tasty refreshments

For Your Safety

  • Uswim Safety Bands to be visible at all times
  • Bright swim caps must be worn (available at venue)
  • No hats / dark caps = No swim
  • SwimP3's / Headphones not permitted (in case you need to respond to safety boats)
  • If requiring assistance lie on back, raise arm to summon safety boats

No need to pre-book to swim although all swimmers must register and purchase a 2017 Membership or pay as a non member on the day.

No minimum age (under 16's accompanied by a responsible guardian)

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