Open Water Swimming, Helly Hansen Water Sports Centre

For adults who can swim and want support achieving their open water goals

We’ve headed back into the pool for the Winter. You might be interested in our pool based sessions: our 1-2-1s, front crawl technique sessions, Swim Smooth 1-2-1 video analysis and stroke technique sessions or our Swim Smooth Manchester squad sessions, designed for triathletes, fitness and open water swimmers. 

Whether you’re looking to try open water swimming for the first time, or a seasoned open water swimmer, we can help you with our structured pathway of open water sessions 

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre at Salford Quays.

The set-up at Helly Hansen Watersports Centre is great for coaching. As well as a number of courses (300m and 500m) to test your fitness and skills on, there is a dedicated coaching area (approximately swimming pool sized).

Our open water swimming sessions cater for a range of abilities and experience from those new to open water to seasoned open water swimmers and triathletes.

Click on each of the sessions below to find out more:

To book, please register online here, and then:

  • Phone Helly Hansen Watersports Centre on 0161 877 7252
  • In person at reception
  • Online:  by heading over to
  • The first time you log in online you need to select ‘forgotten your password’ to do a password re-set. If you have any problems with the online booking system please email with your name, DOB, and postcode and they’ll be able to help.

For group sessions it is £10 per session (£9 with a Helly Hansen Watersports Centre membership) or if you buy a block pass it’s £50 for 5 sessions and you get 1 session free (or £45 for 5+1 free session with a Helly Hansen membership). This also includes entry into the swim afterwards so you can stay and practice.

For 1-2-1 sessions it is £25 for 30 mins and also includes entry into the swim afterwards.

Wetsuit hire (worth £7) is now included with each coached session until the end of the 2019 season!