Blackrock Diving Tower,Salthil
Due to Covid-19, the 16th annual (2021) Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West has been cancelled. We are running a virtual swim event for this year where we are asking swimmers to complete a virtual Galway Bay Swim which is a total distance of 13km during the month of August 2021. You choose where you want to swim and how many metres each day. Everybody that raises over €100 receives a personalised 2021 Galway Bay Swim t-shirt.
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.