Announcement: Leinster Open Sea

Welcome to Leinster Open Sea

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Each weekend from June to September the swimming club of Leinster run open sea swimming races along the coast of Leinster.

Theses races are held at well known swimming locations such as

  • Malahide;
  • Portmarnock;,
  • Ireland’s Eye to Howth;
  • Bull Wall Clontarf;
  • Great South Wall;
  • Seapoint;
  • Dún Laoghaire Harbour;
  • Sandycove;
  • Killiney Beach;
  • Bray;
  • Wicklow North Beach;
  • Lough Dan, Roundwood, County Wicklow;
  • Lough Leane, County Westmeath;
  • Curracloe, County Wexford; and
  • the River Liffey.

Races range from 1,200 metres up to 10,000 metres.

In 2015 there are scheduled thirty five races commencing on Saturday 6th June with Garda SC race on Portmarnock Beach and finishing on Saturday 19th September with the 96th Dublin City Liffey Swim.

The two most prestigious races on the Leinster Open Sea Races are the Dublin City Liffey Swim and the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race.

The Leinster Open Sea Races caters for swimmers as young as 14 years right up to ages the swimmers perhaps prefer not to disclose! A wide range of ages and abilities take part in the race.

Both Leinster Open Sea and the host swimming clubs warmly welcome new comers to the sport of sea swimming no matter their age or their ability.

If you can swim the lenght of your local swimming pool and want to start making the journey to swim your first sea race, Dublin City Liffey Swim or Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race, Leinster Open Sea will be delighted to help you on that journey. Please read our page “Basics A) How to Get Involved” for information about taking up the sport of sea swimming.

If you do decide to join us for the 2015 Leinster Open Sea Race, the list of races is published on the page 2015 Leinster Open Sea Calendar . We also publish the names and contact details for other key races around Ireland which you may also be interested in participating in.

Please also ensure to complete and sign 2015 Rules and Swimmer’s Declaration and First Time Swimmer in Open Sea Races

If you require further information please email When emailing please always include your mobile number and indicate what time you are available to take calls. Please remember that we are voluntary organisation and so it may take a day or two to respond to your query.

Good Luck in the 2015 Leinster Open Sea Races

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