Virtual Open Water Series - Available To Members & Non-Members

July 17, 2020

Swim Ireland has been delighted by the response to our Summer 2020 Virtual Open Water Series since its launch in early May, and can now reveal an updated schedule, including two new webinars!

Coming up first is Aine Purcell-Milton from Clean Coasts, with her webinar: Marine Life & Biodiversity in Open Water.

Aine is anopen water swimmer, scuba dive instructor and free diver, who will tell you about Clean Coasts and the work they carry out in our waters, and discuss the amazing biodiversity found on our coasts, including tales of her own, first-hand interactions with our wildlife.

Marine Life & Biodiversity in Open Water starts at 6:30pm on Thursday, July 23.

Our second new speaker is Ned Denison, Ireland’s most prolific marathon swimmer, who will be coming to you live on our Webinar Platform on Thursday, July 30 at 6:30pm.

Don't miss this cracking opportunity to quiz both Aine and Ned on all things open water!

Not A Member? You Can Still Gain Access

The Summer 2020 Virtual Open Water Series webinars are free for members, and €5 each for non-members, so why not sign up to our €25 Special Membership to gain access to the full series at no extra cost.

Why Did We Launch Our Virtual Open Water Series?

With the release of our Return To Water Roadmap on Friday 15th May, and the relaxation on outdoor exercise restrictions from today, Monday 18th May – we were keen to ensure everyone’s safety in and around water on the island of Ireland.

With that in mind, we would continue to stress that only experienced open water swimmers should return to the water at this time. For more details on our Open Water Guidance at this time Click Here.

Whether you can get into open water or not, we wanted to offer both education and inspiration, for all open water swimmers, and aspiring open water swimmers.

So if you are missing the Open Water, or looking to get into it, join us for this unbelievable line-up of Open Water CPDs, Webinars and Education & Training on our virtual platforms this July.

Some of the brilliant webinars we've already enjoyed:

  • Olympic 10k Silver Medallist, Keri-Anne Payne
  • Elite Irish 10k Marathon Swimmer & Coach, Chris Bryan
  • Legendary Swiss Open Water swimmer, Sabrina Wiedmar
  • Irish Long Distance Swimming Association chair, Gary Knox
  • English & North Channel swimmer and Ocean Breakers coach, Ronan Joyce
  • Coping with Failure and Dealing with Setbacks - with Rachael Lee
  • Swimming Antarctica & the English Channel - with Dee Newell
  • Being an all-round extreme adventurer - with Lauren O'Malley

We've also brought you a fantastic series of Open Water CPD for teachers and coaches, led by Swim Ireland tutor and renown author Maureen McCoy, and the team at Infinity Channel Swimming, and we are just starting a fully-booked Level 2 Open Water Coaching course.