Canary Wharf Mile Swim Event – Saturday 15July 2023
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Canary Wharf Mile Swim Event – Saturday 15July 2023

Canary Wharf 1 Mile Open Water Swim Event

Turner Swim’s annual Canary Wharf 1 mile open water swim event takes place on Saturday 15 July 2023. With waves from 8am to 10:30am we have a maximum of 50 swimmers per heat. This is a fantastic event for both those looking to train towards a goal as well as for experienced triathletes too. The event is before the London Triathlon and so can be a warm up swim for you. So why sign up, swim hard and feel great heading off to work after!

Our open water swim event starts and finishes at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre. The course is one lap around the perimeter of Millwall Outer Dock. Entry is just £28.50 including a warm up area, your timed swim, swim hat and a Tribe bar too. For those keen to swim further, you can sign up for all 3 waves for just £50.00. The open water swim is a wetsuit only event (except the 8am Elite Wave) and Turner Swim have a number of wetsuits that can be borrowed.

New for 2023: This year we have introduced a 2 mile swim at 8:30am. So if you fancy some further endurance then join us for the 2 mile swim.

Will you win the first prize of £100.00?

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Open Water Swim Event Course by Canary Wharf

As per our 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 formats, the one mile swim course is 1 lap around 6 buoys to maximise the water space available in Millwall Outer Dock. This is the same open water swimming course that the Great London Swim used in 2013. Full safety is provided by our qualified coaches and Watersports Centre staff.

Millwall Dock was opened in 1868 and was used mainly for timber and grain. The dock is estimated to be about 11 meters deep and was a location for the boat stunts in the 1999 James Bond film ‘The World is Not Enough.’

Canary Wharf Mile Swim

Route map for our 1 mile open water swim event, Canary Wharf.


Open Water Swim Coaching Canary Wharf

The one mile timed swim event is a celebration of Turner Swim’s fourth season operating open water swimming coaching in Millwall Dock.

Turner Swim have been running one-to-one adult swimming lessons since April 2013 in 6 luxury London hotels. In May 2018 we expanded into open water swimming coaching. Our group coaching sessions for the 2023 season take place at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre from 29 May to 29 July. The sessions cater for adults of varying open water experience. Our Pool-to-Dock course is for those new to open water swimming. We also run weekly training sessions for experienced open water swimmers and triathletes. One-to-one coaching available too with vastly experienced Head Coach Andrew.


Canary Wharf Mile Swim Minimum Swimming Requirement

All participants must be able to complete the canary wharf mile swim course in less than an hour We reserve the right after an hour for any remaining swimmers will be collected by one of the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre’s speedboats. An hour is quite a long time but just reinforces how important your safety is to us!


BOOK ONLINE and secure your place

The event is priced at just £28.50. Book early and secure your place in the wave of your choice, last year most waves were fully booked. We look forward to seeing your swimming efforts! Click here to book your place in the Canary Wharf 1-Mile Swim.

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