Join us in Wicklow for open water fun for adults and kids!

June 25, 2021

Swim Ireland's Open Water Programmes come to Wicklow this summer at Bray Beach, Wicklow Harbour and The Cove in Arklow! Bookings are now open for Beach To Buoy, for beginner adults, Open Water Skills for more experienced adults, and for Intensive Open Water Weeks for Kids aged six to 14.

Swim Ireland's Open Water Programmes aim to build your confidence, skills and technique in the water, to get you 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.

Scroll for details and to find out how to book yours, or your water babies', Swim Ireland Open Water Programme!

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.

AVAILABLE DATES & LOCATIONS

Wicklow Harbour - Beach To Buoy - First session: 10am on August 3

Wicklow Harbour - Beach To Buoy - First session: 11am on August 3

The Cove, Arklow - Beach To Buoy - First session: 5.30pm on August 9

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.

AVAILABLE DATES & LOCATIONS

Bray, Wicklow - Open Water Skills - First session: 11am on August 5

The Cove, Arklow - Open Water Skills - First session: 6.15pm on August 9

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.

BOOKINGS FOR WICKLOW OPEN WATER WEEKS - STARTING JULY 12

Intensive Open Water Week for Kids (Age 6-8) - Wicklow Harbour

Intensive Open Water Week for Kids (Age 8-10) - Wicklow Harbour - FULLY BOOKED

Intensive Open Water Week for Kids (Age 10-12) - Wicklow Harbour - FULLY BOOKED

Intensive Open Water Week for Kids (Age 6-8) - Arklow

Intensive Open Water Week for Kids (Age 8-10) - Arklow

Intensive Open Water Week for Kids (Under 14) - Arklow

Swim Ireland has weekly Open Water Programmes running in more than 30 locations across Ireland. To find Swim Ireland open water coaching outside Wicklow (and all the Wicklow programmes!) visit bit.ly/openwater2021.

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Join Our Me and the Water Tribe!

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 SwimKit.ie.

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