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  • Glendalough National Park Swim  
    See Ireland's most visited national park from a very different view point. With over 600 swimmers it's a sell out every year. Saturday 05th & Sunday 06th September 2020 - info

  • Lough Key

    The first 2020 open water swimmer event takes place on the Summer Solstice 20th June.  Come and swim around the Castle! CANCELLED

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  • The Hodson Mile

    Take the challenge to swim a mile (or a shorter half mile course) at the reputed geographical center of Ireland.  Can you swim a mile this July 18th. CANCELLED  Click here for more details


  • Goodie Bag for all swimmers

    Not only do all swimmers get to enjoy the beauty of swimming in some of Ireland's most scenic waterways, they also get to take home a goodie bag packed with items from our generous sponsors, plus a medal, swim cap, hot drinks and entry into a draw.

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  • A proud member of the Global Swim Series.  Meaning you can now see how you rank against swimmers and events from all over the world!  You will be positioned based on time, age, wetsuit, gender, distance and placed in a truely global ranking. Some of the other countries invloved - Brazil, Barbados, USA and Canada. See more here - Global Swim Series
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NOTE - Due to the fight against Covid 19, our Lough Key and Hodson Bay events have been cancelled for 2020. Please contact us to arrange transfers or refunds.  A decision on Glendalough has not been made as of yet, as we are awaiting more guidelines from the government. 


Take your place at the water’s edge and challenge yourself!

Whether you're a seasoned open water swimmer, a tri-athlete looking for a personal best time in a beautiful location, or a first-timer wanting to take the plunge in a safe environment, we have the distance to suit you. All of our open water swims boast a safe, fun and relaxed atmosphere for you to take to the water.

To the Tri-Athletes; you will notice all our swims are tri- distance. Many people feel that the discipline they are most under prepared for on tri race days is the swim. All the time in the pool just doesn't translate to the open water and swimming in a pack. We offer the opportunity to practice without impacting on your Tri ranking. Help gain that lead for the bikes and set new Personal Bests (PBs).

We are part of the Global Swim Series, so you will now be able to compare yourself to swimmers from all across the world.

Check out our upcoming events - whether you choose a race that's near, one that's far or decide to become part of the entire Open Water Swimmer league we look forward to meeting you.

2020 Open Water Swimming Challenges

2019 saw some of the events being fully booked early on in the year so we have opened bookings early to prevent disappointment. 
Follow the links below for more information on each event and our Facebook page for the latest.
  • Lough Key - 20th June 2020 - cancelled - contact us for transfer or refund
  • Hodson Bay - 18th July 2020 - cancelled - contact us for transfer or refund
  • Glendalough - (2 Day event)
    • Saturday 05th September  2020 (750m & 1500m)
    • Sunday 06th September 2020 (Iron Distance 3900m)

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