The swim takes place in Dock 9, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays. Dock 9 is a World Class aquatics venue that currently hosts many open water swimming sessions and events such as the MediaCityUK Swim Series, the Great Manchester Swim as well as historically the 2002 Commonwealth Games and the renowned Salford ITU Triathlons. It is quality tested regularly to ensure it meets EU bathing standards and is oxygenated to promote one of the most pristine urban aquatic environments in the UK. Sub aqua teams inspect the Dock regularly and remark on its cleanliness. All in all it’s a brilliant place to swim!
In August the water temperature will be around 18C, wetsuit requirements will be in accordance with the BTF rules and regulations. Wetsuits not only aid buoyancy, they also assist in maintaining body temperature.
Participants will complete laps of an anti-clockwise 750m swim course (Olympic – 2 laps, Sprint – 1 lap) marked out by large swim buoys.