The winter course is a 250m lap. We have several cold water challenge swims to keep you motivated through the winter. This can also help with the Polar Bear Challenge. Wetsuit or skins swimmers welcome, recent acclimatisation swimming required.
27 Nov: COOL (expect 8 to 10 degrees) POSTPONED DUE TO WIND
SAT 16 OCT In a reduced field Colin Evans was fastest male in a time of 30m 48s, while Donna McKeown was first lady in 31m 52s, well done! SUN 10 OCT Our first 1 mile time trial of the Autumn season saw David Johnstone take overall victory with a time of 20m 44s, while Jennina O'Neil was first female with a time of 26m 00s.
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.
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. £3 for 1 hour.
There are other parking options within 5 minutes walk, eg Galton St at the back of Home Bargain.
Need an open water confidence boost? Take your pool swimming to the open water with our popular Introduction to Open Water Swimming Course. Further details here. Next courses will be in 2022.
Changing & Storage
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 or changing rooms at present. We recommend bringing a changing towel or similar.
The winter course is a rectangle of 250m, with shorter options (yellow buoys). As long as you swim anti-clockwise in a rectangle, you can shorten the course to suit.
A win for Emma Shallcross
Are you a swimming club, triathlon club, channel relay team, or similar? Group bookings are available for training sessions, please get in touch to arrange - email@example.com
Photo by Alex Harrison
Refreshments & Toilets
Moose Coffee and Bean Coffee are both just 30 seconds walk away. Currently Moose is open 9am to 5pm, Bean is open 7am to 3:30pm. Need something later? Malmaison is very close by too, and open until 11pm.
There is a toilet at the multi-storey car park by the Malmaison.
1 to 1 Coaching
Paul Martin of North Endurance is offering coaching on Tues & Wed morning - further info here. Make the most of this coaching opportunity before winter sets in.
Well done to all who took part in the fundraiser for Level Water on Saturday 14 Aug - full details here.