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Open Water Swimming at Cardiff International White Water

Thursday, 26 October 2023


Swimmers looking for safe and clean water in Cardiff to enjoy will be able to take the plunge at new open water swimming sessions at Cardiff International White Water from next week.

The lifeguarded sessions will run from 9am – 10am every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and cost £6. Suitable for swimmers aged 18 or over, the sessions take place in an area of Cardiff Bay specifically used by the centre for their exciting range of water-based activities, which as well as white water rafting also include paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing.

Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Events, Cllr Jennifer Burke, said: “These sessions will be a great addition to the offer at Cardiff International White Water and will help encourage more people to enjoy the health benefits of open water swimming in a well-supervised, clean and safe environment.”

Water quality at Cardiff International White Water is monitored and tested on a weekly basis to ensure that it is at the standard required for safe bathing.

Lifeguards will monitor the sessions to ensure that all swimmers in the area are safe.

Wetsuits are recommended but not mandatory.

To book, visit: Book – Open Water Swimming | eola


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