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2024 Swim Time Trial Dates Announced

Date: Saturday, May 25th 2024 @ 2.00 PM

Location: Blackrock Tower, Salthill.

All registered swimmers for the 2024 Galway Bay Swim are required to attend the swim trial.

  • Registration will be from 2.00 PM at Blackrock Tower, Salthill, Galway.
  • Solo swimmers must complete the 4 km open water swim time trial at Blackrock, Salthill in a time of under 95 minutes.
  • All Relay team members must complete a 2 km swim in under 50 minutes.
  • Swim tow floats are mandatory for the time trial.
  • Note: Overseas swimmers can complete a ‘verified’ qualifying swim and submit the Form on our website.

If there is a small craft warning in operation for Galway Bay or there are red beach guard flags, then the time trial will NOT go ahead.  A final decision will be made by 6.00 pm on Friday evening prior to the trial and registered swimmers will be notified via the email address you registered with on Eventbrite.

A provisional second time trial date is set as follows in case of bad weather or for those unable to attend the first trial.

  • Backup Time Trial – Saturday, June 8th, 2024 @ 2.00 PM

We strongly recommend that all swimmers attend the first time-trial on Saturday, May 25th, 2024. Relay team captains, please notify your team members about the swim trial.

Any questions, please check the FAQ’s on the website or email

author: Galway Bay Swim