With a background in event management and a personal passion for open water swimming we set about running events open to EVERYONE and in beautiful and unique Irish locations
If you love your wetsuit, you're welcome at an Open Water Swimmer Ireland event!!!
It doesn't matter if you love your wetsuit, are a skins advocate, club affiliated, complete beginner, young or not so young, wild swimmer, racer, triathlete, some governing body member or not - you're welcome at an Open Water Swimmer Ireland event!!!
Open Water Swimmer does extensive event management plans leading up to all our swims to ensure the safest conditions for those involved. We have spent a lot of time scouting the country to ensure our swims are in stunning and unique bodies of water. We also have an extensive green and minimum impact policy both with our day to day running and while using the waterways.
All the courses are swam by ourselves prior to race day and are actually depth sounded using sonar. The course distances are laid out using GPS for complete accuracy, so don't worry the distances are what they should be, how straight you swim will dictate if you do more.
We work with the national park rangers and fishing clubs to ensure there's no ill effect on the wildlife . Powercraft are necessary for safety but their use is kept to a minimum. We are very conscious of the introduction of pest species from one water way to another via boat hulls and steps are in place to ensure this doesn't happen. Our own company vehicles are carbon off set and our staff are qualified beach lifeguards, powerboat licensed and first aid certified.
When you come swim with us you'll see our ethos from the beginning has been openness. So you'll find yourself swimming with juniors, die hard skins, wetsuit lovers, towbag users and not, triathletes, wild swimmers, racers and 'just finish' mentalities. You'll become part of our friendly swim community. So take your place at the water’s edge and challenge yourself! You choose the location, the distance and what to wear - we will take care of the rest. See you in the water!!