You can now go swimming at Leeds Dock

Tickets cost £5 per person and can be purchased through Eventbrite

@LeedsDock yesterday announced via twitter the launch of open water swimming sessions.

The sessions will begin at the dock next month and are supervised by lifeguards.

It is thought to be the only place in Leeds where open water swimming is legal and there are plans to make it a weekly event. However, more lifeguards are needed to make this happen.

It has taken over two years to get the events up and running, with the first sessions happening on August seventh, each for an hour between 9am and 1pm.

Participants are expected to be able to swim 750m non-stop in a pool before taking part and are advised to wear wetsuits, goggles and swimming caps.

There will be buoys in place to mark out the areas permitted for swimming.

However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no equipment available for hire or changing facilities available to use.

Leeds Dock hopes to announce weekly open water swimming sessions soon.

You can book tickets for the events via Eventbrite. If you have any questions you should email [email protected].

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