GETTING HERE The venue is opposite BEAN Coffee, 5 minutes walk from both Moorfields and James Street stations. There is also a keypad accessed bicycle store within 2 mins walk. We encourage active travel, and travel by public transport where possible. Postcode L3 1BG.
For drivers, our recommended car park isLiverpool Waters Parking, 30 seconds walk from the venue. It's a multi-storey between BEAN Coffee and the Malmaison Hotel. This car park has EV charging stations, and also has a toilet.
There are other parking options within 5 minutes walk, eg Galton St at the back of Home Bargain, and CostCo.
It's also now possible to park on the hashed yellow lined area right next to the footbridge (20 secs walk from venue!), This is £4 for 1 hour.
DOCK TEE! Unisex BIG T-Shirt, perfect for pre/post swim throw on, beach and lounge wear! Made from 100% organic cotton by our UK partners Teemill - buy direct from them here.
WATER TEMPERATURE IN THE DOCK Typical temperatures in Princes Dock during the summer season (degrees Celsius):
April, 10 to 14
May, 13 to 18
June, 16 to 21
July, 16 to 21
August, 16 to 21
Sept, 14 to 19
Oct, 12 to 16
Temperatures vary depending on the preceding weather.
2KM RACE - 21 JUNE
Dean Hanwell 29m 16s
Connor Ethell 32m 10s
Michael Hopkins 32m 41s
Jessica Ye 40m 13s (1st lady)
Donna McKeown 44m 06s (1st skins)
We can recommend re-warming with a hot beverage in BEAN Coffee or MOOSE Coffee, both less than 1 minute's walk. Cargo Seafood Restaurant is also worth a visit. The Malmaison Hotel is also just 2 minutes walk away.
Competent skins (non-wetsuit) swimmers are welcome. High quality, bright, silicone swim hats are available for £5.
CHANGING There is a large decked area for changing, and lockers for storage of valuables. Please bring your own padlock in order to lock your locker. There are no showers but we do now have changing shelters!
THE COURSE Currently the 500m is set up, marked by large red pyramid buoys.
A win for Emma Shallcross
SWIM GOALS FOR 2022 Swim in a beautiful glacial ribbon lake in Snowdonia National Park - Tal Y Llyn Swim. Or take on the Dyfi Estuary at Aberdyfi Swim, home of the longest estuary swim in the UK.
Photo by Alex Harrison
REFRESHMENTS & TOILETS Moose Coffee and Bean Coffee are both just 30 seconds walk away. The Malmaison Hotel and Cargo Seafood Restaurant are very close by too.
WINTER SWIM CHALLENGE Our final challenge of 2021 saw Jan Rigby win the skins & overall in the 500m with Jennina O'Neil first wetsuit swimmer. Ford Mitchell was 1st overall in the 1km with Jan Rigby 1st skins.
Special mention to Jan who in effect completed 1.5km in skins, in 6 degrees Celsius.