The Saltee Island Challenge Swim is a deep open water swim (approx 4 km) in aid of the RNLI held in scenic Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford every year. The swim is run by Wexford Masters Openwater Swimming Club (http://www.wexmseaswim.com/).
Swimmers will be taken by boat to the edge of the Little Saltees Island and they will swim approx 4 km to land on the little strand beside Kilmore Village, Co. Wexford.
Swimmers will be swimming in open water between the Saltees Island and Kilmore Quay and may therefore be exposed to winds and the impact of stronger tidal flows.
The Saltee Island Challenge Swim can be a difficult swim to complete therefore swimmers should exercise caution before entering. We recommend all participants train sufficiently in advance.
Swimmers can wear wetsuits if they so wish.
DETAILS OF PREVIOUS SWIMS
Swimmers must be aged 18 or over on the day of the swim and be active members of Swim Ireland.
Every swimmer who participates must be an experienced open-water swimmer and must be capable of swimming 3 km front crawl in 1.5 hours or under.
If you have any doubts, please contact us before registering.
ACCOMPANYING KAYAK & KAYAKER
We will have a number of kayakers in the water on the day.
However if you would like a kayaker to accompany you for the entire swim, you must provide your own kayaker and let the organisers know in advance.
All profits will go to the RNLI.
There will be a goodie bag for every participant .. yippee!
Event details and schedule
Full schedule to be confirmed.
Swim Start Time: 12 p.m.
We will email all registered swimmers with the schedule nearer the event date.
Wetsuits are allowed.
FACILITIES & PARKING
The carpark, public toilets, meet-up point, registration area, boat launch area and landing beach are all within walking distance of each other. There is also a children's playground near the carpark.
WHAT TO BRING FOR SWIM
Make sure that you bring warm clothes to wear for the boat ride to Saltee Little Island.
OTHER INFO - EATING OUT
There will be refreshments afterward.
If you would like to check out one of the local restaurants etc. afterward, here's a list for you:
Silver Fox Restaurant (seafood)
Crazy Crab Cafe and Bistro (seafood)
There is also a great fish n' chip place right across the road from the boat launch area. Everything is within easy reach!
If you have any questions or are looking for directions etc., please contact Maeve on 086-3268645 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wexford Masters Openwater Swimming Club