Announcement: 2015 Key Calendar Dates Liffey, Harbour, Lough Dan, Lee and Boyne

 Leinster Open Sea 

  • Wicklow 3k (provisionally Sunday 16 August);
  • Dun Laoghaire Harbour Race Sunday 23 August;
  • Lough Dan 5 and 10 Kilometre Race Saturday 29th August; and
  • Dublin City Liffey Swim Saturday 19th September.

The above dates are subject to final permission from various port and local authorities.


Entry Forms and Online Entries

We will publish the Leinster Open Sea Calendar, Entry Forms, Rules,  Disclaimers and novice forms published by mid March.  We will also have online entries for the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Race and the Dublin City Liffey Swim.

Irish Long Distance Swimming Association

  • Saturday 18th July Great Dublin Swim



The Great Dublin Swim (non wetsuit category) will count as a qualifier for the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Race and the 96th Dublin City Liffey Swim.

 Cork Masters

  • Lee Swim Saturday 11 July
  • Sandycove Island Kinsale Saturday 26th September

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The Lee Swim (non wet suit) will count as a qualifier for the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Race and the 96th Dublin City Liffey Swim.

The Boyne Swim

    •  Boyne Swim Saturday  20th June Distance 2.7 Kilometres
    • Clogherhead Saturday 18th July Around the Head Swim

Entry will be online through Precision Timing.

Swim Ireland Registration and Contacting the Committee


In order to compete in the Leinster Open Sea Races, Swimmers must be registered with a Swim Ireland club for insurance purposes.   If your are not registered and would like to register,  but do not know of any local clubs contacts  etc. please email and PLEASE include your phone number.  We will direct you to your nearest club contact.  Please also give an indication where you based either home or work etc. To register with Swim Ireland  from now until the end of the season (Mid October) costs Euro 13.  

As per previous posts before presenting at your first open sea race please complete novice form.  If a swimmer is under 18 years of age they must have a parental or guardian consent form signed.

Novice Form

Parent or Guardian Consent

If you wish to contact the committee or a member of the committee please email and please ALWAYS include your phone number.   It is often  quicker to call or text somebody then to email etc.  Please do not send messages to the committee via Facebook.  We will not respond to contacts via Facebook. .

Alternatively if you wish to contact the committee  just walk over and talk to a member of the committee at any of the races.  If  however if you have a dispute or a complaint  please follow the following guidance.

In the unlikely event that you dispute a decision of a race official or have a complaint to make, you may put a question or complaint in writing by email to the Open Sea Committee at .

All such questions or complaints must be received within twenty four hours of the race.  Under no circumstances are the handicappers, race referee or race team to be approached directly at the race location or at the presentation after the race.   Disputes will be adjudicated by the Open Sea Committee. Their decision will be final.

The Open Sea Committee will issue announcements and updates on the Leinster Open Sea Races via our facebook and this website . The Facebook page will always be the first to be updated.   Please check these before travelling to races for news of cancellations, postponements and general updates.

  • Facebook Page:
  • Leinster Open Sea Website:
  • Email:

The Open Sea Committee will not issue announcements and updates by way of text, phone or email and will only contact a swimmer in the case of urgent matters.