May 17, 2019

Swim Ireland is pleased to announce that we have dramatically increased the number of events that anyone holding a Special Membership can take part in this year. For the first time, we are happy to say that nearly all races on the Leinster Open Sea calendar are now open to Special Members, which is an increase of more than 20 events. This is exciting for anyone wishing to take part in open water and masters events throughout the summer as they now have opportunities every weekend to dip their toe. We wish to thank Leinster Open Sea for increasing their offering and working with us to increase the number of swimmers taking part in these events. We are constantly working with event organisers around the country to increase opportunities and there are several other races throughout the country that Special Members can take part in.

Special Membership allows individuals the opportunity to become a Swim Ireland member and take part in events previously only open to club members. We also work closely with Triathlon Ireland to offer a joint membership with both organisations for a reduced fee. If you want to find out more about the Special Membership category and events that are open to entry please see here for more information. 

Special Membership Flyer & Lists of Races

To enter any of the Leinster Open Sea races you MUST complete the following steps below:

1. Read the Leinster Open Sea Rules

2. Register on the How Did You Swim website  to receive a Leinster Open Sea (LOS) race number -

Once you have undertaken these steps you are registered with Leinster Open Sea.

*Please note you MUST receive a race number to compete in any races and this is different to your Swim Ireland membership number 


Race times may change due to tide times, so for more information and further details on each race please see the Leinster Open Sea Website & Facebook page.