Open water swimming

Open water swimming at the Helly Hansen Waterports Centre

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All Swimmers must pre-register annually. Please register below at the bottom of this page. Check our Facebook page for regular updates

18/09/14 - Our Open Water Swim season has now come to an end due to the algae and also the evenings getting darker.  If you bought a block pass and have any credits remaining, they will be valid until 31st.  If you purchased a season pass, then you may be entitled to part refund depending on how many times you visited.

Whether you are just a leisurely swimmer or training for a swim event or triathlon, our open water swim sessions are the perfect training session. 

The Helly Hansen Watersports Centre is a premier location for Open Water Swimming.   It is the home of the Great Manchester Swim and has been host to many major national and international open water swim and triathlon events. 

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings (during our swim season) from 5.30pm until 8.30pm. Reception open from 5.00pm.  Last entry at 7.45pm. Please note NO swim sessions will take place on the Bank Holiday Mondays!
  • Sunday mornings from 8.30am until 10.00am.  Reception open from 8.00am
  • Season tickets and block passes are available that offer great value
  • Full safety cover is provided by safety kayaks and boats
  • Warm showers and changing rooms are available
  • Structured coaching sessions, run by fully qualified triathlon coaches - perfect for all abilities, inc beginners
  • Aquasphere wetsuits, goggles and swim caps can be purchased from reception.  Wetsuit hire is also available
  • Two different length courses, measured by GPS (300 metres and 500 metres)
  • Lockers available at 20 pence (non-refundable), smaller valuable lockers available at £1 (returnable)
  • Limited free on-site parking, we can advise on other parking locations

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0161 877 7252.   

Open Water Swim Registration

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