Open Water Swimming

Open water swimming

2019 Open Water Swimming Season

Our 2019 Open Water Swimming season starts from the end of April/early May 2019, dependant on water temperature. Please revisit this page nearer the time and keep an eye on our socials for further details to be announced.

There's no better feeling than swimming in the great outdoors, so come and try one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. Whether you're training for a triathlon, want to improve your technique, or just experience open water swimming, we'll help you achieve your goals.

If you haven't swam with us previously, please fill out the below form prior to your visit.


Our special sessions offer:

  • Great value, with monthly passes and discount offers
  • Different length courses for all abilities (300 metres and 500 metres)
  • Full safety cover provided by our professional water safety team
  • Regulated water quality
  • Great facilities, changing rooms, showers and wetsuit hire
  • Limited free on-site parking, we can advise on other parking locations
  • Coached sessions for beginners for just £10 per session, £9 for juniors

Session Times

  • Monday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm* (from 14 May to 27 September)
  • Thursday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm* (from 3 May to 27 September)
  • Sunday, 8:30am - 10:30am (from 25 March to 28 October)

*Reception opens half an hour before the swim session starts.


Our Open Water Swim sessions offer fantastic value and our facilities are hard to be beaten. For regular swimmers, we have some fantastic deals that make your money go further so you can swim more often.

* Unlimited swim sessions + 4 coached sessions
** Unlimited swim sessions, 4 coached sessions and wetsuit hire

 AdultAdult FreedomJuniorJunior Freedom
Single Swim£5.00£4.50£4.50£4.50
Block Pass (6 swims)£25.00£22.50£22.50£20.00
Monthly pass (unlimited)£25.00£23.00£22.50£20.50
Monthly Total Swim Pass*£55.00£55.00£55.00£55.00
Monthly Total Swim Pass + Wetsuit Hire**£85.00£85.00£85.00£85.00
Coaching Session£10.00£9.00£7.50£7.00

Freedom Membership

A Salford Community Leisure (SCL) Freedom Membership gives you a special discount when attending open water swimming sessions.  You can also use your Freedom Membership to gain other discounts on some of our other activities. A Freedom Membership can also be used at any of our 6 swimming pools in Salford.

Cost - £15.00 for Adults, £5.00 for Juniors.

Coaching Sessions

All coaching sessions last for one hour.

  • Mondays - 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm 

If you require any further information, please call us on 0161 877 7252 or email

Book online

Wetsuits, goggles and accessories

We stock a wide range of open water swim accessories from Aqua Sphere:

  • Goggles
  • Noseclips
  • Earplug
  • Towels

These can be purchased from reception when you come to swim or anytime the centre is open. Alternatively you can purchase them over the phone and then pick them up when you come to swim.

Wetsuit hire

You can hire wetsuits on a 'per session' basis.  We also do weekend and season hire.  We have limited supply, so please make sure that you call and book and pay for your wetsuit before your session.

 CostDeposit required
Per session£9.00N/A
Weekend hire£30.00£100.00
Season hire£85.00£50.00