Uswim at Salford Quays, Dock 9, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ – Visit Now
The regular Uswim open swims begin again from the 18th of April onwards.
Open Water Swimming is exploding in popularity at the moment, with people trying to find the thrill of submerging themselves in cold water all over the country. For those of us who don’t live within a reasonable distance of a lake, tarn or river it can be a real challenge finding urban places to take the plunge. This is where Uswim has stepped in.
To know that you’re surrounded by water, definitely gets the endorphins going.
Mancunians who don’t want to travel far can try open water swimming with Uswim who embrace the chill in Dock 9 at Salford Quays. Every Wednesday from 5:30 – 8 pm or Saturday from 8 – 11 am they welcome all levels of swimmers in to the Quays. For first time swimmers they offer swim coaching sessions where you can get to grips with the temperature change and ensure that you’re staying safe while in the water. As well as offering coaching you can hire wetsuits and swimming caps from Uswim so if you fancy a chilly dip after work you don’t have to lumbered with equipment for the whole day.
As the temperature increases, open water swimming is a brilliant way to cool off in the summer heat. Although Dock 9 may not offer the natural beauty and serenity that wild swimming might offer it’s a different experience and can be thrilling in its own way. To feel dwarfed by the buildings on either side and know you’re surrounded by water definitely gets the endorphins going.
Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.
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Please note – many of the venues on our site will be closed and events either postponed or cancelled. Please check the venue website for details.