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Fireworks 500


2nd November 2020

Due to the announcement this weekend we have postponed the Fireworks 500 swim. We will be back with an alternate date soon.

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!

Due to Covid19 we are limiting the numbers, when you register online you must state how many spectators you are bringing with you. Social distancing will be enforced at all times.

As you enter the dive centre you will be directed to park. If you are bring spectators you will be asked at the gate for an additional donation.

There is no registration. You will know your number (from the start sheet) and self register. Your timing chip will be waiting for you on a table. Please tread the timing chip and place round your left ankle.

You will need to be ready to cross the timing mat by the waters entrance at your allocated time. Here you will be ticked off the start sheet.

We ask you to be extra vigilant on the course and for the time being discourage spectators to the Centre. It will be different but we hope you can support us safely at this time.




We do have glow sticks for each swimmer but would prefer no to use them as we appreciate they aren’t very environmentally friendly.  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: 17:30 – 19:00
  • Event Start: from 19:00
  • Minimum Age to enter: 14
  • Places available: 300
  • 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




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


500 metres