Aughinish in Co. Clare
Blackrock Diving Tower,Salthil
The 2023 Galway Bay Swim which had to be postponed twice due to Met Eireann small craft warnings for Galway Bay took place on Saturday 9th September 2023 when 125 swimmers crossed Galway Bay, (44 solo swimmers, 25 relay teams (81 relay team swimmers). For the original swim date of July 15th, 2023, we had154 swimmers planning to swim across Galway Bay, (65 solo swimmers, 25 relay teams (89 relay team swimmers). For those who could not participate in the rescheduled swim, we hope that you get the opportunity to partake in 2024.
The swimmers were supported by over 90 boats and 100 crew in the bay. For the final 100 metres into Blackrock diving tower, paddle boards and kayaks guided the swimmers home. Waiting for the swimmers were their family and friends along with many more supporters and volunteers on the land. The swimmers’ safety on the crossing was provided by a team of local boat captains, sailors, fishermen, Civil Defence, Oranmore-Maree Coastal Rescue, Doolin Coast Guard, and the RNLI.