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Dublin City Liffey Swim - Saturday, 3rd August 2019

Jones Engineering 100th Dublin City Liffey Swim

You are invited to come along and soak up the atmosphere and clap and cheer on participants as they make their way down the Liffey.  Last year, families and friends ran alongside the competitors as they made their way under 12 key bridges, and even passing tour buses joined in on the action, cheering along with the crowd.  Although the swim is a solo endeavour the camaraderie amongst the competitors is not only clear to see but clear to hear, with everyone joining in for a rousing rendition of Molly Malone on the pontoon before braving the cold waters.  Don't miss out on thisunique opportunity to witness such an exciting and historic race.

The Dublin City Liffey Swim is the oldest and most prestigious open sea race in Ireland.  Each year, the Swim, sees hundreds of competitors of all ages, abilities and nationalities taking part in one of the biggest swimming competitions in the City.  Teenagers pit their strengths against 70 year old veterans; fathers compete against their sons and mothers against their daughters with every competitor having a chance to win due to a special handicap system. The Liffey Swim always brings ripples of excitement to the many swimmers taking part in this historic event every year. Dubliners from North, South, East and West Dublin mingle together with swimmers from all over Ireland and beyond.  

Date:         Saturday 3rd August 2018
Time         12.00pm | 1.00pm
Price:        Free for spectators
Address:  Rory O'More Bridge, Sráid Watling, Dublin 


Grand Dublin Swim

This event is opened to all the community, including amateurs and international professional swimmers with over 500 swimmers taking part every year.  Swimming in groups of up to 125 swimmers every hour during the event, swimmers can choose to complete either 750m or 1500m with wet or non-wet suit options.  

Docklands Sea Swim

The Docklands Swim is open to swimmers who hold a current Swim Ireland membership.  There are two races, one for men and one for women and the event is timed with electronic timing and wrist tags. 



More information on these events including how to register will be posted when available.   These events normally take place in July/August/September. 

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