Announcement: Irish Long Distance Swimming Association Awards & Presentation 31st January 2015

Dear Open water swimmer

The Irish Long Distance Swimming Association are delighted to invite you to their awards & presentation of open water swimming on the 31st January 2015

They take place on Sat 31st Jan in Bray Co Wicklow.
Registering through the following link

Registration Link

Information Link


Special room rate agreed with hotel & not included
• 10am to 1 pm AGM
• Lunch Soup & Samwiches
• 3pm to 4pm walk around bray historical seafront from local historian
• Break
• Awards start at 7pm followed by Gala Diner
• Memorial video of sheena patterson swimming life & speaker Billy Wallace President & Founder of ildsa (video )
• Theme of night reeling back the years of open water swimming in Bray (Video)
• 4 course gala Diner
• Wicklow TD Simon Harris to attend
• Guest Speakers
• Presentation of all Ireland awards
• Presentation of English Channel Medals
• Awards & Diner will finish at 11pm
• Special room rate agreed with hotel €89 B&B for Twin Room
• Free Parking & Wifi at hotel
• Breakfast
• 12 noon Fun Swim across the road on seafront Free of course
• Check out of hotel 1 pm
Cost €40

Any questions or queries regarding the awards please contact the Organising committee at or 0867329945

Many Thanks
Ger Kennedy

Mobile : 0867329945

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.

Announcements Perpetual Cups and Guardian’s Consent Forms

Consent Forms Minors (Under 18 on 1 June 2014)

Please find attached Parental Consent form. Please print, sign and bring to your first race in 2014.   Please ensure that Aoife Drumm gets the copy.

Perpetual Cups 1st Place Men’s and Ladies’ Dublin City Liffey Swim and Dun Laoghaire Harbour Race

The Open Sea Committee will retain both the men’s and ladies’ 1st place perpetual cups both for the Harbour Race and for the Liffey Swim for safekeeping during the year.   The Open Sea Committee has received advise that it is unwise to loose custody of the cups for insurance and security reasons.   The Winners’ Cups are unique and they could not be replaced if they were lost, stolen or accidentally damaged.   The Open Sea Committee hope to obtain replica cups before the respective races, however we cannot guarantee this at this stage due to our very limited budget.

The Open Sea Committee will require winners of other perpetual trophies to sign for them and specify where they are going to be held before ‘they may be taken from the presentation.   The Open Sea Committee reserve the right to retain for safekeeping any perpetual trophy or to request that a perpetual trophy is returned to the committee at any time during the year.