The Round the Head Swim is Taking place in the majestic waters of the Irish Sea with the magnificent Cooley mountains in the background the swim is ideal for both first timers and experienced swimmers.
Clogherhead provides swimmers with an opportunity to be very close to nature and see at close quarters the geographical features like Redman’s Cave as you circumnavigate the head.
After the swim, prize giving and gorgeous food swimmers can take the opportunity to walk across the headland and they might be lucky and see some of the many visitors e.g. dolphins, seals, whales and a wide variety of sea birds.
Safety is taken very seriously by us and to that end we have a comprehensive safety plan in place for the day. During the swim there will be a number of boats, kayakers, paddle boarders and members of the local Coastguard on duty.
As this is an Open Water Swim it is essential that participants be aware that of the potential risks associated with this type of activity. The water temp is likely to be between 12 C and 14 C with the sea either calm or with chop or swell on the day. If the weather conditions are deemed unsuitable for a safe swim the event will be postponed to another date.
All candidates should have swan in similar conditions and swam at least 1.5 K in the open water within the previous 3 months.
Junior swimmers, under 16 years old, must have a parent or guardian sign on their behalf. The organising committee have the final say in participants entry to the event.
Looking forward to seeing you in Clogherhed for the The Round the Head Swim