Great Manchester Swim

Great Manchester Swim

A very competitive race with several Olympic swimmers as well as the largest mass participation open water swim in Great Britain. Separate start for elite swimmers. Race requires swimmers to exit the water at the halfway mark for a run over timing mats in order to entertain the television audience.

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Name of Race

Great Manchester Swim

Event Month

September

Region

Europe

Body of Water

Lake

Distances Offered

1-2k

Temperature

Moderate

Experience

Beginner

Water Type

Lake

Swim Type

Race

Description

The Great Manchester Swim is part of the Great Swim or the British Gas Great Swim Series, a series of open water swims held in the United Kingdom, organised by Nova International, a UK-based company owned by former Olympic runner Brendan Foster. Great Manchester Swim is a 1-mile open water swim in Salford held on 2 July 2016.

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