With the numbers already exceeding all expectations, the inaugural Great Fjord Swim has really garnered great interest from experienced swimmers and newbies alike. Taking place for the first time in the beautiful harbour of Killary on October 13, competitors will experience the thrill of open water swimming in Ireland’s only fjord - this is sure to be a brilliant challenge for participants of all abilities from beginners to regular tri-athletes. And, there is €2,000 in cash prizes for competitors on the day.
There are two distances to choose from – two kilometres or 750 metres. The two kilometre event involves boarding the Connemara Lady which will bring you out to the middle of the fjord where you jump in and swim back to shore. With the 750 metre event you cross the fjord – start in Co Mayo and finish in Co Galway The 750 metre event is perfect for those who are only recent converts to the benefits of swimming while the two kilometre event is for those who like to regularly take the plunge, summer or winter.
In October, water temperatures in the fjord should be approx 14/15°, but wetsuits are compulsory nonetheless.
And, whether you are comfortable swimming breaststroke, freestyle, or backstroke make sure you get your training in and get prepared for a truly special event, and do not forget your goggles.
Entry price is €32.50. All prices shown exclude booking fee. www.thegreatfjordswim.com