Glendalough National Park Swim

Swim Glendelough

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Glendalough National Park Swim

We are a go!! September 4&5 has been given the go ahead. If your entry from 2020 was transferred you are in for this event and all you need do is turn up. We hope to open a few spots for new swimmers so keep an eye on our social for latest.

This 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 six hundred swimmers taking to the water over the weekend the event has SOLD OUT in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. You've been warned..  

Now proudly part of the Global Swim Series.  

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Meaning you will be able to see where you position against other swim from across the world!!  

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 04th September 2021

Location: Glendalough, Co Wicklow

Swim Distances: 750m Open Water Swim - 10am Start 1,500m Open Water Swim - 11am Start

Closing Date: 2nd September (or sooner if sold out)

Age Limit:13 years old on the day of the event.

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

Course map

750m & 1.5km map link

Date:Sunday 05th September 2021

Location:Glendalough, Co Wicklow

Swim Distances: 3900m - 10am

Closing Date: 2nd September (or sooner if sold out)

Age Limit:13 years old on the day of the event.  

Swim Registration: Swim Cap and race numbers can be collected between 8am to 9am on the day of the swim .

Course map3.9km map link

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

Medals

750m Open Water Swim1st Male & Female 2nd Male & Female 3rd Male & Female

1500m Open Water Swim 1st Male & Female 2nd Male & Female3rd 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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