The weather is warming up and the season is officially underway at Salford Watersports Centre with lots of great activities to try.

So, get your goggles at the ready and read on to find out more about the following activities available on and in the water at Salford Quays waiting for you:

  • Introduction to Open Water Swimming sessions
  • Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) sessions
  • Open Water Swimming sessions
  • SUP and Kayak Hire sessions

Introduction To Open Water Swimming sessions

If you’ve ever considered giving Open Water Swimming a go, then this session offers the perfect opportunity! This one-off session covers essential skills such as acclimatisation, keeping yourself safe in open water and key open water skills.

Interested? Our 45-minute introductory sessions are every other Sunday and from mid-May they will be available on Tuesday and Sunday evenings. The cost is £20 for a one-off session which includes wetsuit hire. Suitable for adults and age 12+.

Find out more about Open Water Coaching →

Learn To Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)

This fun hour-long session is perfect for absolute beginners or those who have tried it before but want to boost their confidence on the board. Sessions focus on familiarising yourself with the skills needed when using a paddle board, perfect if you’d like to progress to one of our SUP hire sessions.

Sessions take place on a Tuesday evening and cost £11 per person. Wetsuit hire is an additional cost of £4. Suitable for adults and children over 8yrs. We do ask that anyone aged 8-11 is booked on with an adult.

Grab a friend, family member or join us for a fun and exhilarating experience. This are one of our most popular sessions and often sell out.

Find out more about Stand Up Paddleboarding →

Open Water Swimming sessions

According to Swim England, four key health benefits of open water swimming include better sleep, increased happiness, boosted immune system and even preventing and managing long term health conditions. Win win!

Our sessions provide professional coaching for all levels, and our courses are suitable for all abilities (300 metres and 500 metres).

Sessions are available Thursday evening and Sunday morning, and from May, Monday and Tuesday evening sessions will start back.

The cost is £5 per adult and £4 per child. Suitable for adults and age 12+.

Find out more about Open Water Swimming →

Stand Up Paddleboard and Kayak hire

Our popular hire sessions are available every weekend, Wednesday and Friday evenings and every day during the school holidays. No experience is needed as a brief is given at the start and safety cover is on during the session. Cost £10 per adult, £6 per junior.

Wetsuit hire for the SUP and kayak sessions is £4. Suitable for ages 8+

Find out more about SUP and Kayak hire →

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