Greater Manchester Swim 2019
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 (12-15 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.
Lastly; There will be no posted race packs, swim caps or timing chips. Information will be updated on this webpage and emailed out in the week prior to the event with timing chips and caps provided on the day.
500m,1 mile, 3 miles
All swimmers will be provided with race chip and swim cap at registration on the day. See final registration and swim start times below.
Registration opens for all swimmers at Dock 9 Uswim Tent (Lowry Dock) from 10.30-12.30pm.
SWIM START TIMES
WAVE ONE – 500m / 3 mile; SWIM START 12noon (Briefing; 11.50am)
WAVE TWO – Sub :30 min 1 mile; SWIM START – 1.00pm (Briefing; 12.50pm)
WAVE THREE – 30-40min 1 mile; SWIM START – 1.20pm ( Briefing; 1.10pm)
WAVE FOUR – 40-50min & 50+ mins 1 mile; SWIM START – 1.40pm (Briefing; 1.20pm)
CUT OFF TIME (ALL SWIMMERS) 3.30pm
500m: £20.00. 1 mile: £35.00 . 3 mile: £45.00
12-15yrs – 500m: £10.00. 1 mile: £15.00
Swim Caps / Timing Chips
These will be provided at registration on the day.
Suits are available for hire on the day at £10 with a £20 returnable deposit. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a suit.