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The Swim

We are currently sifting through the many many applications we have received.

Given both the amount and the quality of the swimmers applying to do the event this year, the difficult selection process has been made yet even more tricky.
 
We will be in touch as soon as possible to confirm places for this years Galway Bay Swim.
We appreciate your patience with this process.
 
Kind Regards,
 

The Galway Bay Swim Committee

 

The Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West, now coming into its ninth year, will take place on Saturday, 26th July.

The swim from Auginish in Co. Clare to Blackrock Diving Tower in Salthill is a distance of roughly 13 kilometres. Last year €60,000 was raised for Cancer Care West bringing the total raised to over €500,000. In that period the charity has launched several new services to the people of Galway and the rest of Connacht. Expressing his appreciation to all the swimmers David O'Donnell of Cancer Care West said, “We are hugely grateful for the support and interest shown by all the swimmers in the work we do here at Cancer Care West.”

 

Those wishing to support the swim may call Kevin on +353 (86) 357 1714 or email galwaybayswim@gmail.com. We are particularly looking for boats to support swimmers in the water. If you have a rigid inflatable boat or similar, have a powerboat licence and are available next Saturday please get in touch.