Swim Ireland's Open Water Programmes aim to build your confidence in the water, from wherever you are now, to wherever it is you dream of going on your open water journey.
Our experienced Swimming Teachers and Open Water Swimming Coaches share your love of the water, and are passionate about helping you enjoy the water to the fullest, safely.
Beach To Buoy
Dreaming of swimming out to that buoy? Then this is the course for you!
Improve your confidence and technique in open water. Participants should already be able to swim 50m, with a goal of completing 700m at the end of the programme. Sessions are once per week and 45 minutes long.
Beach To Buoy programmes run for four to eight weeks and are open to adult swimmers.
Open Water Skills
If you can swim 700m and want to improve, this is the programme for you.
It's aimed at experienced swimmers who want to improve technique, skills and stamina in open water. Participants should be able to swim 700m already with a view to building distance in a safe and encouraging environment. Sessions are once per week and 45 minutes long.
Open Water Skills programmes run for four to eight weeks and have sessions open to adults and teenagers. In County Roscommon Open Water Skills programmes are run in Hodson Bay Pier, Athlone, Lough Key, Boyle and The Pontoon, Lanesborough. The programmes for 2022 have been filled and are currently running.