Intro, Skills Development, and Save The Dates!

August 06, 2020

Swim Ireland’s Participation team have been busy preparing a series of Open Water Swimming Programmes. Working with Local Sports Partnerships around the country, we are rolling out Introduction to Open Water for those who are first time sea swimmers, and for those who are looking to improve their skills we have a more advanced Skills Development Programme.

There are a lot of brave souls out there willing to try Open Water and programmes are filling up quickly!

We have discovered some amazing venues around the country and already have 550 participants enjoying the Programmes in 10 different counties.

All our participants will build up towards an event at the end of the Programme in their local area, and we hope many of them will participate in some of the events that we are planning for European Week of Sport in September. This is already turning out to be a busy week for Open Water Swimming, with the following events confirmed – please stay tuned to our social media channels for more information and registrations.



Sunday 13th September

River Moy Swim, Ballina, Mayo

Sunday 20th September

Wicklow Harbour

Saturday 26th September


Sunday 27th September

The Marty Coleman Swim, Enniscrone, Sligo

If you have a location in mind that you feel a Swim Ireland Open Water Programme would be beneficial please contact .