Every Thursday,7:00-8:30pm. The cost is £5, and you’ll also need a (refundable) £1 coin or trolley token for the lockers.
The address is Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre, Yew Tree Avenue, Manchester, M19 3PH. There's free parking at the back, cycle racks and local bus stops at the front, and Levenshulme train station a three minute walk away with frequent, direct services to Manchester Piccadilly. The group meets inside the leisure centre, just beyond reception, against the blue wall near the computers. A group member will welcome you there and take payment; don't pay at reception.
If you do attend, you must:
* Bring proof of double vaccinations - a vaccination card or NHS app will be required.
* Pay contactless - all major credit / debit cards are accepted plus Apple Pay and Google Pay.
* Wear a mask when gathering in the foyer area and remain masked until naked ready to swim then unmask and enjoy the swim.
* Re-mask after the swim once showered. Please give space and respect individual preference.
* Stay at home if you have any symptoms of covid and do not attend.
The pool we use has its own changing cubicles, lockers, showers and toilets, and includes facilities for wheelchair users. Full length blinds protect our privacy from the neighbouring pool for the duration of our swim. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed; in the pool you can swim or chat as much or as little as you like. There's an optional visit to the nearby pub The Bluebell for a pint afterwards. Use of the sauna and steam room is not included in the price of admission, and must be booked separately in advance; for more details, contact Arcadia directly.
Numbers vary, but the maximum allowed is 30. Since lockdown ended, the swim has been very popular, so please doRSVP here to indicate your attendance, and ensure you arrive between 6:45pm and 7pm to make sure you get a place. The last admission is 7:15pm.
The swim is advertised on other websites and social groups, so don’t worry if there are low numbers attending from this listing. This swim was established in 2006, and is one of the UK’s few remaining male only naturist swim events. Men from not just Manchester, but all over the UK and even around the world have swam with us; and all men are welcome to attend. For any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or search @mcrmalenkdswim on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.