Open water swimming

 Wetsuits, swim hats and goggles are recommended as the water temperatures are significantly lower than swimming pools.

The Open Water Season

The season is likely to run from mid April to mid September.

Liverpool Water Sports Centre, Queen's Dock, click here for their webpage.

Sessions usually run from April to October each year (some swimmers swim year round by arrangement with the centre). All swimmers must register with NOWCA for access. 

  • Wednesday evening 17:30-20:30PM

  • Sunday morning 9:30-11:30AM

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, Crosby Marina
Usually commence in May and run until September, water temperature dependant. If temperature is <11° no swim, <14° wetsuit compulsory. All swimmers need a bright swim hat.

This session is owned by the Lakeside centre and you can register with them on the day. Mersey Tri members get a discounted swim at £5.

  • Monday evenings 18:00-19:30

  • Wednesday evenings 18:00-18:30

  • Saturday morning 10:00-11:30

  • Club Aquathlon events for our members run from here, details are posted in the facebook group usually.

West Kirby Marine Lake, Wirral

  • Saturday mornings- usually May until September 07:30-08:30 cost £3.70 for Mersey Tri members.

For any queries about these sessions please contact






West Kirby Marine Lake

West Kirby Marine Lake