• Forms

Forms for completion by Swimmers / Boat Captains / Crew Members - Submit by the deadline below.
(If you do NOT submit by the deadlines listed below, we can not guarantee you a place on the swim).

Click on the appropriate link to access the required form below.

Boat Captain’s Safety Checklist & Insurance Confirmation

Deadline July 1st, 2024

Note: Boat Captains must have insurance for their support boat. The insurance must have hull and liability cover, as per Safety Guidelines for Open Sea Swims (Swim Ireland).  A copy of the Certificate of Insurance for the boat must be provided by the boat captain. It is the swimmer’s responsibility to ensure that their boat captain completes this online form and uploads a photo or a scanned copy of the insurance certificate.

Swimmers,  please provide your boat captain with your email address to enter on the form and you will receive an automatic email notification once your boat has been registered. Boat Captains, please read the Galway Bay Swim Safety Document prior to completing the online form. Note that jet skis, lake boats, or other boats that are NOT used regularly in the ocean are NOT approved for use on the Galway Bay Swim. Check our FAQ’s for more details.

Online Boat Safety Checklist and Declaration Form required to be completed by each boat captain. Click HERE:

Swimmer Medical and Waiver Form

Deadline July 1st, 2024

Note: Your signed and completed medical and waiver form can be scanned and emailed to or Post to Galway Bay Swim, C/o Cancer Care West, Inis Aoibhinn Residence, University Hospital, Galway H91 T861, Ireland.

Note (1): The medical form must be completed within three months of the swim date.

Note (2): Only Section B of the form needs to be submitted by the swimmer to the Galway Bay Swim. Section A (Medical History and Examination) must be retained by you and your doctor.

Note (3): Your medical form/email is destroyed or deleted after the swim each year. Cancer Care West is registered with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

Download Medical and Waiver Form: Required to be completed by each solo and relay team swimmer. CLICK HERE:

Verified Swim Affidavit (Overseas Swimmers)

Deadline July 1st, 2024

Note: This online Form is only for swimmers non-resident in Ireland who cannot attend the swim trial scheduled in Galway. It is expected that swimmers resident in Ireland will attend the swim trial in Blackrock, Salthill, Galway in early June. Please check the Registration page for the exact date of this year’s 4km swim trial (2km for relay team members).  The date of the trial will also be emailed to you when you register for the swim on Eventbrite.

Note: This Form is completed electronically and submitted online. There is no requirement to also email us a copy of the Form.

Verified Open Water Sea Swim Affidavit. CLICK HERE

Crew Member Emergency Information and Waiver Form

Deadline July 1st, 2024

Each swimmer is required to identify one designated crew member to support them on the boat. Only registered crew members will be allowed to participate. A separate online form must be completed for each crew member.  Note: This form is completed electronically and submitted online. There is no requirement to also email us a copy of the Form.

Required to be completed by each designated crew member: CLICK HERE: