Greater Manchester Swim!
16 May 2020
GREATER MANCHESTER SWIM!
Saturday 16th May, Swims from 12noon. Dock 9, Salford Quays
***Wetsuits / Skins Welcome***
500m*, 1mile*, 3miles *Open to competent 10-15 year olds
The GREATER MANCHESTER SWIM! is perfect for people wanting to experience the brilliant sport of open water swimming. Held at our iconic MediaCityUK venue it’s one of the only venues in the UK where spectators are able to walk directly around the swim course and closely follow their swimmers to cheer them around. The friendly atmosphere and keen competition provides a great experience. Make a family day of it too and enjoy all the facilities that the booming MediaCityUK area has to offer!
You'll be swimming on accurately measured courses within the superb water-quality tested Dock 9 (Lowry Theatre Dock) and supported by an excellent water safety team. Perfectomundo!
To ensure that you get speedy, accurate swim times chip timing is provided with each swimmer needing to wear it on their ankle. Although there will a 'deep water' start you will need to climb up the finish ramp and pass through the finish arch / timing mat at the end of your swim to record your time.
Medals and goody bags will be provided to all participants with trophies posted to the top three adult (16+) female and male swimmers in the one and three mile distances. There will also a trophy for the top girl and boy (10-15 years) in the one mile race distance.
Note that, as the 500m is a 'participation' distance designed to provide a challenge to open water 'newbies', there will be no trophies provided for this distance but medals and goody bags supplied only.
Further information on the race course / important health and safety information will provided at the race briefing on Dockside 10 minutes prior to each swim. Timing chips and race caps will be distributed at race registration.
Note; There will be no posted race packs, swim caps or timing chips. Information will be updated on our webpage and emailed out in the week prior to the event with timing chips and caps provided on the day.
Dates and Status
Date: 16 May 2020
Closing Date: 09 May 2020
|3 mile GMS!||??/100|
|1 mile GMS!||??/200|
|1 mile Jnr GMS! (10-15yrs)||??/50|