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Fireworks 500

The Fireworks 500 is a 500m open water swim, at Capernwray Dive Centre near Lancaster.

Starting on the rocket, swimmers can race or leisurely complete one lap (500m) of the quarry. It’s long enough for you to experience the beauty of night swimming in safe secure surroundings but short enough that you get to the end before the chill sets in!

We’re moving away from using glow sticks for 2020 and we’re asking swimmers to bring a tow float; a much more environmentally friendly way to be seen. Plus we’re awarding spot prizes on the night for best tow floats, so decorate them, light them up, make them stand out!

Following the swim, you can warm up with a hot chocolate and then enjoy the fireworks display. If you’re looking for something different and memorable, then you’ve come to the right place…

  • Registration: 16:30 – 19:00
  • Event Start: from 19:00
  • Minimum Age to enter: 14
  • Places available: 350
  • Included: Chip timing, free parking, medal and mug filled with a hot drink.

Order an event hoody for £25 or a long sleeve tech t-shirt for £15 by the 1st October

Event Information


Saturday 7th November 2020


Capernwray Dive Centre, Carnforth, Lancashire (Google Map Directions)


500 metres