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£5,050raised of £5,000 target by 70 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to help fund new changing facilities

London's Royal Docks - Open Water Swimming
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Why the Just Giving page?

As you know over the past few years we have had limited facilities for the open water swimmers at LRDOWS. We now have the chance to sort out some of these issues out with changing rooms, maybe also shower and toilets too.

We are investing a large amount of our capital and resources along with some great additional funding from London Dock Authority to improve the facilities for all of us who swim at the Docks.

But we have a great opportunity by spending just a little more to really upgrade this project and add some further facilities (including ...showers .. a loo... ) We are hoping our amazing friends who swim with us could help?

These facilities will be used and enjoyed by our community of swimmers and directly benefit everyone who uses the Docks for their Open Water Swimming.

So for just a few pounds each you can really help improve things and make your experience that little bit nicer when visiting the Docks.

We have chosen to do this via a Just Giving page as they support community projects and it is a convenient way for us all to see how the project fund raising is going.

In addition to getting some great new facilities the biggest 100 donators get entered into a draw to win free swimming for 1. a season, 2. a month and 3. a week, yes you can win free swimming for a season!

What are the plans?

We have already started refurbishing a large pontoon that will form the base of our new facilities.

Our initial plan is to buy two shipping containers and place then at either end of the pontoon, within the containers will be the changing and other facilities.

We have created an inspiration gallery on the website and will be adding images to it as the work progresses. But for now a few images of how a converted container could work.

Thank you in advance and I look forward to seeing you at the Docks soon.

Warm Regards


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Page last updated on: 10/3/2018 10:28 AM



  • Sonja Parfrey

    Sonja Parfrey

    Oct 3, 2018

    Great project and hoping to get back to OWS soon


  • Claire Dow

    Claire Dow

    Sep 19, 2018

    I know you've met the target, but every little helps just in case.


  • Anonymous


    Aug 25, 2018

    Great work getting this established and a good place to swim 🙂


  • Trevor Cridland

    Trevor Cridland

    Aug 15, 2018

    Good luck with this. A great venue a great team.Love this place.Trevor


  • Rebecca Edwards

    Rebecca Edwards

    Aug 13, 2018

    Good idea, I don't mind the alfresco changing but showers would be really handy.

  • Joanne Taylor

    Joanne Taylor

    Aug 12, 2018

    Great work! A shower or too would be a major bonus!


  • Michaela Briggs

    Michaela Briggs

    Aug 11, 2018

    Great idea love swimming here😊


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