Canary Wharf Mile Swim Event – Friday 17 July 2020
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Canary Wharf Mile Swim Event – Friday 17 July 2020

Canary Wharf 1 Mile Open Water Swim Event

Turner Swim’s annual Canary Wharf 1 mile open water swim event takes place on Friday 17 July 2020. With waves at 06:30am, 07:00am and 07:30am 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 Live To Try 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 swim 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 £20.00 including access to the Watersports changing rooms and warm showers too. For those keen to swim further, you can sign up for all 3 waves for just £40.00. The open water swim is a wetsuit only event and Turner Swim have a number of wetsuits that can be borrowed.

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Open Water Swim Course by Canary Wharf

As per our 2018 and 2019 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. Times are recorded by our team (no timing chip needed) and 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 third season operating open water swimming coaching in Millwall Dock.

Turner Swim have been running one-to-one adult swimming lessons since April 2013 in 5-star London hotels. In May 2018 we expanded into open water swimming coaching. Our group coaching sessions take place at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre between 1 May and 31 July each year. 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.


Canary Wharf Mile Swim Minimum Swimming Requirement

All participants must be able to complete the canary wharf mile swim course in less than 50 minutes. We reserve the right after 50 minutes for any remaining swimmers will be collected by one of the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre’s speedboats. 50 minutes 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 £20.00. Book early and secure your place in the wave of your choice, at 06:30am, 07:00am or 07:30am. Last year two 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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