Join us for a swim in the Quays!
Here at Salford Watersports Centre, situated in Dock 8, we run Open Water Swimming sessions all year round. In our main season (April – October) we run up to 3 sessions each week right through until October where we finish our season off with a spooky Halloween night swim! After this, we run ‘Cold Water Swimming’ every Sunday morning throughout the winter months.
(As the nights become darker in September and leading to October, our evening swims will be shortened).
Whether it’s your first time swimming with us or your first time swimming in open water, you can join one of our main swimming sessions, just let us know when you get here that its your first time or you can book on to either the ‘Introduction To Open Water coached session’, or a ‘1-2-1 coaching’ session if you would like some extra tips.
Please ensure you have read the below open water pre-requisites before you book on to a session.
Our sessions offer:
Pre – requisites:
Limited spaces available, users MUST book online, no bookings can be taken at the centre.
Prices: Watersports Members Receive 10% off all swims (excluding swim passes)
|6 Swim Pass (Buy 5 get 1 free – use throughout the 2022 main season – valid for 12 months)||£25|
|14 Swim Pass (Buy 10 get 4 free use throughout the 2022 main season – – valid for 12 months)||£50|
|30 Swim pass (Buy 20 get 10 free use throughout the 2022 main season – valid for 12 months)||£100|
There are multiple time slots for each swim, these are just for entry purposes. Once in the water, you can stay until the swim finishes
You must turn up no later than 30 minutes into your chosen swim slot
Bookings are made online through the ‘Book now’ button on the website. No bookings are taken onsite so you must pre-book online.
We can take payment via card for wetsuit hire or to purchase swim retail products.
Cancellations and Refunds:
Must be able to swim 300m of any stroke continuously in open water.
Must wear a wetsuit in water temperature below 14 degrees or if you swim ‘skins’ you must have a tow float.
Post 14 degrees, wetsuits are optional but HIGHLY recommended, wetsuits not only keep you warm but they add buoyance and help to keep you afloat.
Brightly coloured Swim Hat – MUST.
MUST have filled in the question pack after booking online (each time) and provided us with emergency contact details and agreed to our terms and conditions/health commitment statement.
12-16-year-olds MUST swim with a competent adult (1 adult per 2 children in close proximity). The exception to this is if you can provide a signed letter from a swimming coach (i.e Squad ability) that the child is suitable to train in open water, then that child can swim without an adult, this needs to be agreed upon prior to the session and an adult must be ‘on-site’.
We have both Male and Female changing rooms with showers, plus two accessible toilet/changing rooms with showers.
We have a number of lockers inside the facility to store your belongings, the majority of our lockers take a £1 coin (return)
This can be purchased at the time of booking via the add on function
We would recommend purchasing a tow float if you are swimming without a wetsuit, we sell these on-site for £20
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