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Swim for Restoration 2018 at Victoria Baths

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Victoria Baths

Hathersage Road

Manchester

M13 0FE

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(Photo: Steve Allen)

AN EXTREMELY RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SWIM

IN THE BEAUTIFUL GALA POOL

at Manchester's VICTORIA BATHS

on Sunday 13 May 2018

This event will raise funds for restoration work at Victoria Baths.

  • Tickets allow 45 minutes in the pool/on the poolside. This includes changing time before and after your swim in an historic curtained poolside cubicle.

  • All swimmers must be aged 8 or over and will receive a commemorative certificate.

  • Hot drinks, sandwiches and cakes will be available from the Tea Room.

  • Hip Hop Chip Shop will be joining us with their hip hop styled fish and chip van (vegan options available)

Please note: Public swimming has only taken place once before at Victoria Baths since the building closed in March 1993. Swimmers can expect a very basic public pool experience, without showers.

Tickets also give free admission to our Open Day which runs from 11am to 4pm. Guided tours are on offer, you can explore the building and our Gift Shop is open throughout. For swimmers choosing the final session 3.30-4.15pm please note that the building and tea-room will close at 4pm so you might like to come early instead to enjoy the full Open Day experience.


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  1. All ticket-holders must be aged 8 or over. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult swimmer aged 18 or over (maximum 3 under 12s per adult). Learner-swimmers aged 8-16 must be accompanied by an adult swimmer aged 18 or over (maximum 1 learner per adult).

  2. The pool water will be heated, but please anticipate an experience similar to a cold water swim because the building isn't heated and there are no showers. Bring warm clothes to wear after your swim.

  3. As there are no showers please shower at home before coming to swim.

  4. Tickets include changing time before and after swimming, to enable the next group of bathers to enter the pool at their alloted time.

  5. Ticket-holders agree to be photographed on the day by members of the public, staff and volunteers at Victoria Baths. Visitors will be able to view and photograph swimmers from the Gala Pool spectator balcony.

  6. There are no lockers for valuables. Ticket-holders will be allocated a poolside changing cubicle to change in and store clothes/belongings. Only ticket-holders and VB staff and volunteers will be on the poolside.

  7. The poolside toilets are mixed male/female.

  8. Lifeguards will be on duty.

  9. No fins/flippers please - but goggles, masks/snorkels and small inflatable toys are fine.

  10. Part of the pool will be roped off for lane swimming.

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Manchester

M13 0FE

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