Open Water Swimming

London’s Royal Docks, one of the most scenic open water venues in the world, is now providing a unique opportunity to experience open water swimming.

London’s Royal Docks, one of the most scenic open water venues in the world, is now providing a unique opportunity to experience open water swimming. Onsite safety, including a safety tagging system for each swimmer, is in place ensuring a safe and enjoyable swim, with water tested fortnightly.

Opening times are Monday closed, Tuesday 17:00-20:00, Wednesday 17:00–20:00, Thursday 06:00–09:00, Friday 17:00-20:00, Saturday 08:00–12:00, and Sunday 08:00-12:00

Casual Swimming

Casual swimming is offered in a separate marked area for those who want to try open water swimming for the first time, or simply enjoy swimming without the pressure of training or competing. Courses for complete beginners are available, starting at level 1 through to level 3.

Competitive Swimming

For competitive training, whether for a triathlon or a ‘Great Swim’, the open space has three standard race distances marked; 400 meters – the distance used in the Super Sprint triathlons, 750 meters – set for Sprint distance triathlons and 1500 meters – the course used for Olympic Triathlons. For further information on all courses and exactly what is available please contact Rick Kiddle on 07770 391 966 or email info@londonroyaldocksows.co.uk.

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