Bookings are now open!

June 16, 2021

Bookings are now open for Swim Ireland's Open Water Programmes that begin in July and August in more than 30 locations across Ireland.

We have Beach To Buoy for beginners in open water, Open Water Skills for improvers and Kids Intensive Open Water Weeks for children aged six to teens.

We also have some Yoga & Dip programmes coming up - these are free to book!

You can find and book all our available July and August Open Water Programmes via

Places are limited to 12 per programme, so get your booking in early to avoid disappointment!

Beach To Buoy Programme (Adults)

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 front crawl, with a goal of completing 700m in open water 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.

Open Water Skills Programme

If you can swim 700m front crawl 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 front crawl 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.

Intensive Open Water Weeks for Kids

Five days of gaining confidence, skills and safety awareness

This five-day programme is aimed at children new to open water swimming. Through five 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.

An education on open water swimming safety is included.

Find your programme at

Me and the Water Membership

Me and the Water Membership

Swim Ireland's Me and the Water community is a tribe of people with a deep connection to water. Our aim as a community is to share that love, grow new friendships, and deepen your relationship with water.

You'll receive our Special Edition Swimming Hat, access to our brand new Open Water Swimming Training Plans, Me and the Water Newsletter, Forums and Groups, and member discounts from partners like Outdoor Swimmer Magazine and

Sign up for just €10 for 12 months