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Greater Manchester Swim!

05 Sep 2020

This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

GREATER MANCHESTER SWIM!

Dock 9, Salford Quays

Saturday 5th September 2020

**Wetsuits / Skins Welcome** 

Swim Distances / Entry Cost
  • 3 miles (16+ years) / £45.00
  • Jnr 1 Mile (10-15 years) / £15.00
  • 1 Mile (16+ years) / £35.00 
  • 500m (7-15 years) / £10.00
  • 500m (16+ years) / £20.00 
Timings
Each swim 'wave' will consist of a maximum of 30 swimmers with 10 minutes interval between each wave. Swimmers will start in the water and finish the swim by exiting over a timing mat at the race finish.
 
Swim Wave times
  • 3 Mile - 12-12.50pm (6 waves)
  • Jnr 1 Mile - 1-1.30pm (4 waves)
  • 1 Mile - 1.40-3pm (9 waves)
  • 500m (Jnr/Snr) - 3.10-3.30 (3 waves)

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.

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 regularly updated on our webpage so please check this regularly especially close to the event date. Timing chips and caps will be provided on the day.

Prices

The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 05 Sep 2020

Status: Closed

EventAvailable/TotalClosing Date
3 mile Greater Manchester Swim!??/9025 Aug 2020
1 mile Greater Manchester Swim!??/12003 Sep 2020
500m Greater Manchester Swim!??/4025 Aug 2020
1 mile Jnr Greater Manchester Swim! (10-15yrs)??/6025 Aug 2020
500m Jnr Greater Manchester Swim! (7-15yrs)??/3025 Aug 2020

Organiser

David Quartermain

07871268289

Dock 9, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ