Salford Quays

Salford Quays is one of the UK’s best cultural, sporting and leisure destinations, attracting international visitors. It is also home to thousands of people, the BBC, ITV and a host of creative businesses.

The area is known for its unique waterways, popular restaurants and bars, shopping, iconic buildings and a variety of hotels which make it the perfect destination for a day out or short break. 

You’ll find world-class arts and culture at the Lowry, home to the largest collection of work by artist LS Lowry, other art exhibitions and top quality theatre performances. Nearby is the Imperial War Museum in the North, exploring the impact of conflict on people and society.

The waterways which run through the Quays are a huge part of its attraction with visitors looking to enjoy boat cruises and watersports.

Enjoy the water

We want everyone to enjoy the water safely.

Regular, supervised open water swimming sessions can be booked through the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre  

Wetsuits can be hired and there are safety measures in place to monitor water quality and to protect swimmers.

The centre also hosts a range of supervised watersports including canoeing, paddleboarding and wakeboarding and these have resumed in June 2020.

Regular, supervised sessions can also be booked through USwim who are managing social distanced activities. 

Be safe

Unsupervised swimming in the Quays and jumping from bridges is prohibited and not allowed for your safety. No matter how hot the weather, open water in Salford Quays is cold. The risk of drowning through cold water shock is real.

Everyone gasps as they land in cold water – it’s an automatic reaction. That could mean you take water into your lungs and get into difficulties. If you go deep below the surface you could get caught on some hidden hazard and struggle to come back up.

Please don’t risk your life. We have an order in place and you could be penalised.

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