Aughinish in Co. Clare
Blackrock Diving Tower,Salthil
The 16th (2022) Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West took place on Saturday July 16th, 2022. It was great to see the event back up and running after a two year absence due to Covid as the 2020 and 2021 Galway Bay Swims were cancelled. In their place, a virtual Galway Bay Swim was held where swimmers were asked to raise money for our charity Cancer Care West by swimming a total distance of 13km during the month of August. If you wish to sponsor a swimmer, CLICK HERE: https://www.idonate.ie/galwaybayswim
In 2022, we had 125 swimmers cross Galway Bay, (44 solo swimmers, 25 relay teams (81 relay team swimmers). The swimmers were supported by over 80 boats and 100 crew in the bay. For the final 100 metres into Blackrock diving tower, paddle boards guided the swimmers home along with many more supporters and volunteers on the land. The swimmers safety on the crossing is provided by a team of local boat captains, sailors, fishermen, Civil Defence, Oranmore-Maree Coastal Rescue, Doolin Coast Guard, and the RNLI.
The 2023 Galway Bay Swim will be held on Saturday 15th July, 2023 and entries will open on March 1st, 2023. Updates will be posted to this website.