Aughinish in Co. Clare

Start

Blackrock Diving Tower,Salthil

Finish

Distance:

42,192 M


Welcome

The 16th (2022) Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West will take place on Saturday July 16th, 2022.  Due to Covid-19, 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.

The most recent Galway Bay Swim was held in 2019 when 144 swimmers crossed Galway Bay, (49 solo swimmers, 31 relay teams (95 relay team swimmers) – a new record! The swimmers were supported by over 100 boats and 150 crew in the bay. For the final 100 metres into Blackrock diving tower, paddle boards and kayaks guide 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 boatmen, sailors, fishermen, Civil Defence, Oranmore-Maree Coastal Rescue, Doolin Coast Guard, and the RNLI.

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LATEST NEWS

2022 Swim Time Trial Dates Announced

Saturday, May 28th 2022 @ 2.00pm Registration from 1.30pm in Blackrock.

Applications open for 2022 Swim

Applications for the 2022 Galway Bay Swim open on April 1st at 2.00 PM on Eventbrite. 

2022 Swim Date Announced

The 16th Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim will take place on Saturday, July 16th, 2022.

Galway Bay Swim Videos

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SOLO MALE

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Km Swam

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BOAT CREW

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+ EUROS

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PREVIOUS SWIMMERS

with top tips to complete the swim

Brian
Coll
Kevin
Thorton
David
O'Donnel
Alan
Coyne