With the water. Under the water. Never against the water.

Swim Ireland's Open Water Programmes aim to build your confidence in the water, from wherever you are now, to wherever it is you dream of going on your open water journey.

Our experienced Swimming Teachers and Open Water Swimming Coaches share your love of the water, and are passionate about helping you enjoy the water to the fullest, safely.

Beach To Buoy

Beach To Buoy

Dreaming of swimming out to that buoy? Then this is the course for you!

Improve your confidence and technique in open water. Participants should already be able to swim 50m, with a goal of completing 700m at the end of the programme. Sessions are once per week and 45 minutes long.

Our Beach To Buoy programmes run for eight weeks and are open to adult swimmers.

JULY/AUGUST BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!
Open Water Skills

Open Water Skills

If you can swim 700m and want to improve, this is the programme for you!

It's aimed at experienced swimmers who want to improve technique, skills and stamina in open water. Participants should be able to swim 700m already with a view to building distance in a safe and encouraging environment. Sessions are once per week and 45 minutes long.

Our Open Water Skills programmes run for eight weeks and have sessions open to adults and teenagers.

JULY/AUGUST BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!
Want a goal?
Want a goal?
Intensive Open Water Weeks for Kids & Teens

Intensive Open Water Weeks for Kids & Teens

Five days of gaining confidence, skills and safety awareness

This five-day programme is aimed at children new to open water swimming. Through five consecutive 45-minute coached sessions, they will be given the tools and skills to feel safe and comfortable in open water and the confidence to learn to swim in open water.

We have Open Water Weeks open to swimmers aged 6-18.

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Yoga and Dip

Yoga and Dip

Fancy a stretch and a dip once a week?

This is a wellness and holistic programme, guided by a qualified yoga instructor for 30 minutes followed by a dip in the open water. Swim Ireland will provide a teacher and lifeguard for the dip to ensure safety and provide tips and advice.

JULY/AUGUST BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!
Daily Dippers

Daily Dippers

Bringing community together for a dip, in a relaxed, social and safe environment!

All around Ireland Swim Ireland's Daily Dippers will meet for an hour under the watchful eye of a coach and lifeguard.

Dippers can join the session at any stage during the hour. After each session, the lifeguard or coach will join the Dippers at a local café for refreshments and to answer any questions.

It's open to all ages and abilities and is free of charge.

COMING SOON. . .

If open water is your high, Me and the Water is your tribe.

Me and the Water is Swim Ireland's brand new membership category for casual swimmers, who want to meet others, gain confidence in the water and be part of a supportive swimming community.

Me and the Water Member Benefits Include:

  • Special Edition Me and the Water Swim Hat
  • Exclusive discounts from our partners
  • Exclusive swim tips from our coaches
  • Monthly competitions and giveaways
  • Access to Open Water Swimming Training Plans
  • Access to Me and the Water's Forums and Groups
  • Subscription to Me and the Water Newsletter
Join for just €10 for 12 months
Join for just €10 for 12 months

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