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Glendalough National Park Swim

 Elivar LogoThis full weekend of swimming consists of a 750m and 1.5km swim on Saturday and Sunday has an iron distance 3.9km swim too!

With over four hundred swimmers taking to the water over the weekend the event has SOLD OUT in 2012, 2013 and 2014. You've been warned..  

Glendalough (Irish: Gleann Dá Loch, meaning "glen of two lakes"). The combination of stunning scenery and fascinating monastic history makes for an outdoor experience not to be missed.

Glendalough valley was carved out by a glaciers during the ice age which formed the two lakes from which Glendalough gets its name. The upper lake being our venue.

In Irish mythology as with many of our Irish lakes Glendalough has also had an unwanted visitor in the form of a monster which lived in the upper lake. This creature was preying on the local congregation which was growing due to the popularity of Saint Kevin. The feeling among the people was in favour of killing the creature but Saint Kevin, an animal lover, would not let this happen. But,luckily for us, Saint Kevin entreated the creature to move to the lower lake where it lived feeding on the sickness washed from the livestock that were driven through the lakes by the locals.

Spring fed waters, oak lined banks and on the edge of the Wicklow mountains with sprint 750m, Olympic 1.5km, and Iron 3.9km distances to choose from, the Glendalough National Park swim has something for everyone and is without doubt a race not to be missed. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Swim details

Date: Saturday 5th September 2015
Location: Glendalough, Co Wicklow
Swim Distances: 750m Open Water Swim - 10am Start
1,500m Open Water Swim - 11am Start
Closing Date: 3rd September (or sooner if sold out)
Age Limit: 13 years old on the day of the event.  HOWEVER we would ask anyone between 13 and 17 to contact us as we may require you to bring your own COMPETENT kayaker that will accompany them for the swim
Swim Registration:

8 to 9am for 750m and  8 to 10am for 1500m. Swim Cap, race numbers and goodie bags can be collected at this time.

Course map

750m & 1.5km map link

 

Date: Sunday 6th September 2014
Location: Glendalough, Co Wicklow
Swim Distances: 3900m - 10am
Closing Date: 3rd September
Age Limit: 13 years old on the day of the event.  HOWEVER we would ask anyone between 13 and 17 to contact us as we may require you to bring your own COMPETENT kayaker that will accompany them for the swim
Swim Registration: Swim Cap and race numbers can be collected between 8am to 9am on the day of the swim and goodie bags can be collected at this time.
Course map 3.9km map link

 

 Please review our Swim Briefing, Tips and FAQs in preparation for the race!

Medals
750m Open Water Swim
1st  Male & Female
2nd Male & Female
3rd  Male & Female
1500m Open Water Swim
1st Males & Female
2nd Male & Female
3rd Male & Female
3900m Iron Open Water Swim 
1st Male & Female
2nd Male & Female
3rd Male & Female

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities Available on Swim Day:

  • Full First-Aid service on site.
  • Toilets.
  • Restaurant and shop.

 

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