Take a Swim on the Wild Side
A wonderful opportunity to rewild your soul and reconnect with nature, open water swimming is proven to improve health and happiness.
In partnership with Love Open Water and NOWCA the sport is now a permanent fixture at Leeds Dock with sessions every Wednesday (6pm – 8pm), Friday (10am – 12:30pm) and Saturday (9am – 11:30am).
With over 40 stunning locations nationwide in conjunction with a network of highly experienced lifeguards and coaches as well as state-of-the-art safety systems, there’s never been a better time to dip your toe into one of the fastest growing sports in the UK.
HOW DOES IT WORK
STEP 1. In order to book a swim at Love Open Water Leeds Dock you must be a current NOWCA member. This costs £15 a year.
Sign up for your NOWCA membership on the free ACTiO app here
By becoming a member, NOWCA will provide:
A wristband that you use to register for your swim, tap-in before you enter the water and tap-out after you exit the water. This safety system contains your session booking, medical information and emergency contacts.
Insurance cover for personal accidents or injury (including your commute to and from the venue).
Up to 70% off affiliated brands selling swimwear, wetsuits, changing robes, accessories, magazines, coaching and courses, clothing, nutrition etc.
Access to over 40 NOWCA affiliated venues
The free ACTiO app where you can manage your account and bookings.
*STEP 2. Only applicable in Winter. You must book a Cold Water Induction course.
In preparation for winter, you will learn vital safety information including self-monitoring skills, warning signs, post swim recovery, emergency protocols, neoprene vs skin swimming, safe water entry and exit, acclimatisation information, and equipment requirements. You will then be equipped with the necessary knowledge to swim safely, even when the water temperature drops below 10°C.
This is available:
Onsite: Cold Water Induction
Video: Cold Water Induction (conducted online via a conference call, sessions and spaces are limited)
To book the Cold Water Induction, check availability and book on ACTiO here
For more information about the Cold Water Induction, click here
STEP 3: Members can then use the ACTiO app to search and book open water swimming events by either paying with pre-purchased credits or by card.
Join the Love Open Water Leeds Dock page on Facebook for the latest news and events, as well as to ask any questions.
To read an open water swimming guide by NOWCA, click here