Other Swims

ASA Open Water Swims

Cheshire ASA Open Water Championships


Held at Bala Lake on the morning before the 6 mile BLDSA Bala championship. With 500m and 1K events which can be entered on the day and a 3K event which all run alongside similar BLDSA events. So whether you are an ASA or BLDSA member this is a great chance to get a taste of real open water swimming.

Swim Northwest Open Water Swimming Festival


Held at Salford Quays this is a mass participation event run in a similar way to the Great North Swim series. Events range between 500m and 2000m.

ASA Open Water Festival


Held in sheffiled there are 1k Mass Participation and 3K Masters events as well and an open water age group event.

Full details and entry information can be found on the ASA website and event facebook page under the links below.

Howe Bridge Marlins 1500m

Held at Howe Bridge Pool near Atherton this 1500m swim is a good winter event to keep you motivated in training and to work up an appetite for the great buffet on offer at the presentation.

The swim takes place on a Saturday evening in late November.

Other swims - details

The BLDSA swim calendar has a full list of swims staged by affiliated clubs and other organisations.

Howe Bridge's Llyn Padarn championship, and the City of Liverpool Ivan Percival event at Albert Dock are both traditionally well attended by Dolphins members.

There also are newer events such as the well publicised Great Swim series.