To celebrate the opening of Collingwood Dock to Open Water Swimmers we are carrying on the fun into the winter with a variety of swims and activities in this historic part of the Liverpool Docks.
Raising money for BLOODWISE & Pre-Eclampsia. Solo Swims + 50m wooly hat, head-up breaststoke + 50m front crawl + 100m front crawl Team Swim + 4 x 25m any stroke Activities + Christmas Dip - a fun dip in the water + Boat rides + Team life-raft entry challenge (in the heated pool!)
Water Temperature in Dock Predicted to be in the region of 5 - 8 degrees Celsius
Entry is free but to cover operation costs there will be a £5 admission fee, this includes swims, boat rides, raft challenge, parking and showers. Any funds remaining will be given to charity.
TIMINGS 10:05 ~ Event Brief 10:20 ~ 100m front crawl 10:25 ~ 50m front crawl 10:30 ~ 50m head-up, wooly hat breast stroke 10:35 ~ Team 4 x 50m 10:50 ~ Fun Dip 10:30 - 13:30 ~ Boat Rides & Raft Challenge, arrange a slot on the day.
FAQs Do I need prior experience of cold water swimming? If you want to swim the 50m or 100m distances then you will need experience of swims in similar temperatures over similar distances. For the shorter distances less experience is required but you will need to be able to cope with immersion in cold water.
Can I wear a wetsuit? Yes.
Do I have to wear a tow-float? No.
How do I choose my distance? You will contacted 7 days before the event to specify which swim you want to do via the email you supply at registration (Eventbrite).
Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event? Minimum age 18. For younger participants a parent/guardian will need to be present and fill in relevant paper work.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Free parking available onsite.
Will there be any food & drinks available on site? Yes there will be food and drinks available to purchase.