The Great London Swim, scheduled to be staged at Millwall Docks tomorrow, has been cancelled because a section of the water has failed the independent water quality testing criteria.

The organiser’s statement reads: “We regret to inform you that the Great London Swim, scheduled to be staged at Millwall Docks on Saturday 30 August, has been cancelled because a section of the water has failed the independent strict water quality testing criteria that we adhere to. We realise that this will be a huge disappointment but your health and well-being is our number one priority.”

Details of how to claim a refund, it continues, will be communicated to entrants next week.

The Great Swim Series is Europe’s biggest exhibition of open water swimming. Staged in lakes, lochs and docklands nationwide, the event is an opportunity to swim in water in areas including national parks and urban waterways.

Competitors can choose from four distances including 1/2 mile, one mile, two miles and 5k courses.

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The Great London Swim, scheduled to be staged at Millwall Docks tomorrow, has been cancelled because a section of the water has failed the independent water quality testing criteria.

The organiser’s statement reads: “We regret to inform you that the Great London Swim, scheduled to be staged at Millwall Docks on Saturday 30 August, has been cancelled because a section of the water has failed the independent strict water quality testing criteria that we adhere to. We realise that this will be a huge disappointment but your health and well-being is our number one priority.”

Details of how to claim a refund, it continues, will be communicated to entrants next week.

The Great Swim Series is Europe’s biggest exhibition of open water swimming. Staged in lakes, lochs and docklands nationwide, the event is an opportunity to swim in water in areas including national parks and urban waterways.

Competitors can choose from four distances including 1/2 mile, one mile, two miles and 5k courses.

Got a story for Access All Areas? Email Tom Hall

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London is teeming with great music venues - both established favourites and rising stars. For our poll for this week, we want to know: which of the venues below are your personal favourites? You may pick up to three: