Great Swim 2014 ambassador and Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley lent her support to the thousands of swimmers taking to on open water at Salford Quays.
The Great Manchester Swim takes place over a one mile course, starting near the Lowry and Media City UK, passing through Mariners Canal and finishing beside the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre.
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A drier, brighter and warmer day across most parts of the region. Rain overnight and generally more unsettled over the next few days
Showers clearing into the early hours of Monday, then turning drier and clearer