New Swimmers Information

Open Water Swimming Information

Below are some resources for open water swimming in Cork and Ireland. As well as our local Cork website (, we also have a large Google group (300 + swimmers) for the Munster swimmers – email Ned Denison ( if you would like to join this group and receive emails about local open water events.

1. There are nearly 100 open water races/events held annually in Ireland. The 2011 national schedule is available here and the local Munster schedule is available here. Always check with organisers to ensure you can enter and that dates have not changed.

2.  156 swimmers are in an Irish marathon swimming Google group – many dreaming about an English Channel swim. If you have aspirations to swim 5km to 50km – email Ned to get on this group. Other Google groups exisit for East Cork, Waterford and Galway.

3. The 2010 open water swimming report for Ireland can be found here and for the Munster 2010 open water swimming report can be found here.

4. For contacts for open water swim locations/groups in Ireland, please see the Swim Ireland website here.

5.  Contact Ned directly if you are looking for international locations/groups.

For swimmers in Cork:
The three page 2012 Sandycove Island (Kinsale) Open Water Swimming local program is available here.  On page three are local contacts in Cork.  You can best improve your speed, distance, fun and safety by swimming with your nearest group (where ever you live/work).