Open Water Swimming

Open water swimming is a brilliant way to get fit, reduce stress and have fun. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert you can get involved, and what better place to do so than in Liverpool's historic docks. 

We have open water swimming sessions on a Wednesday evening from 5 pm to 8 pm and Sunday morning from 9 am to 10.30 am from spring to late Autumn. In the winter months we have a polar bear club who meet on a Saturday morning from 9.30am to 10.30am. Come down and give it a try everyone is welcome.

Safety is VERY important for our customers, therefore every open swimmer must sign a NOWCA (National Open Water Coaching Association) registration and you will receive a swim band for the season which costs £12. You can do this via the website

Sundays 9-10.30am starts  mid April 

Wednesdays 5pm to 8pm starts mid April

Safety Rules

  • Swimmers must be fit and healthy and have no known medical problems to undertake open water swimming.
  • All swimmers must sign our online waiver form.
  • All swimmers must wear a bright swimming cap and goggles.We sell caps in reception.
  • Last entry is 30 mins before closing time.
  • Wetsuits are optional during the warmer months but you must sign a waiver form.
  • Towfloats are provided for your safety if you would like to wear one just ask a member of staff .We also sell them in reception,we stock the Swim Secure range.
  • Children from age 10 can swim with an adult swimmer on the250m or 500m course as long as they stay close to them and not leave their side and the water temp is above 15 degrees,1:1 ratio.-we will provide towfloats. Children age 13 + can swim as long as a parent or guardian are onsite-we will provide towfloats. All children must wear bright cap,goggles, wetsuits and towfloats to swim.
  • There will be no swimming if the weather is severe/water temp low or no watersports staff are onsite.


April to October 31st

£5 per swim or 10 swims for £40
Season Passes = £120
Guest swimmers without band £7 

Wetsuit Hire £5
Tri Wetsuit £8



To find out more about Open Water Swimming and other activities at Liverpool Watersports Centre, please call us on 0151 708 9322 or fill in the contact form below.


110 Mariners Wharf,
Queens Dock,
L3 4DG

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