Swim Ireland have announced a huge range of Open Water Events and Programme options available for summer 2022.
Having launched their SWIM FEST Events, these festival events will showcase all that is great about Open Water Swimming.
You can choose wetsuit, or no wetsuit, and for all events you have the option of wearing a tow-float to help you feel that bit more confident.
There is something for everyone from short non-competitive participation events, to longer competitive swims for those looking for a challenge. The longer events are also suitable for those who want to swim at their own pace.
These open water events focus on getting out, being active, and completing your own personal challenge. Some have a competitive element and prizes, but will also welcome those who want to take it at their own pace. However, age limits apply to some of the events.
For more information on what open water events are happening this summer, check out: https://www.swimireland.ie/open-water/open-water-events
Swim Ireland will also host a variety of open water programmes. These programmes are aimed at building your confidence in the water, from wherever you are now, to wherever it is you dream of going on your open water journey. These programmes include:
Dipper to Swimmer
Are you looking for that bit of confidence to go from that dip to bit of a swim? Then this is the course for you! Improve your confidence in open water. Participants should already be comfortable in the water, with a goal of spending more time in the water and swimming 50m to 100m at the end of the programme. Sessions are once per week and 45 minutes long.
The Dipper to Swimmer programmes run for four to eight weeks and are open to adult swimmers.
Beach to Buoy
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, with a goal of completing 500m at the end of the programme. Sessions are once per week and 45 minutes long. The Beach to Buoy programmes run for four to eight weeks and are open to adult swimmers.
Open Water Skills
If you can swim 700m and want to improve, this is the programme for you! Aimed at experienced swimmers who want to improve technique, skills and stamina in open water. Participants should be able to swim 700m already with a view to building distance in a safe and encouraging environment. Sessions are once per week and 45 minutes long. The Open Water Skills programmes run for four to eight weeks and have sessions open to adults and teenagers.
Intensive Open Water Weeks for Kids & Teens
Five days of gaining confidence, skills and safety awareness. This five-day programme is aimed at children new to open water swimming. Through five consecutive 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. There will be Open Water Weeks open to swimmers aged 6-14.
Yoga and Dip
Fancy a stretch and a dip once a week? This is a wellness and holistic programme, guided by a qualified yoga instructor for 30 minutes followed by a dip in the open water. Swim Ireland will provide a teacher and lifeguard for the dip to ensure safety and provide tips and advice.
For more information on these open water programmes, and how to book go to: https://www.swimireland.ie/open-water/swim-ireland-open-water-programmes