Holiday Season Open Water Swimming


Holiday Season Open Water Swimming

What could make for a more deserving start to the year than a ice-cold plunge in the docks? The Royal Docks open water swimming season doesn’t pause for the festive season! All are welcome to join this community of determined open-water enthusiasts for a swim around the perimeter of the docks.

Christmas Eve - 9am -12pm: £12 swim with mince pies and warm apple cider.
Boxing Day - 9am -12pm: £8
New Year's Day - 9am -12pm: £8

Please note it is also mandatory to complete a Cold Water Induction to be able to swim at the venue during the winter season.

All swimmers must be a NOWCA member so they are able to register their swims using the tap-in, tap-out safety system used at our venue. Membership also gives them access to over 40 other venues throughout the UK, insurance for personal accident & injury, and exclusive offers from NOWCA Perks (savings on wetsuits, kit, equipment, and more).

Sign up for membership and book their swims on the free ACTiO app:

- Become a member
- Cold water induction course
- All other courses

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