2017 Thomond Swim to take place this Saturday

Swimmers will start from the slipway at St Michael’s Rowing Club at 18:15 and then proceeding up the river Shannon turning just below Thomond Bridge.

Competitors then swim down river past King John’s Castle, the Civic offices, Shannon Rowing Club before finishing back at St Michael’ s Rowing Club. To view route details please click here.

The Thomond Swim covers a distance of 1800m and is a qualifier for the Liffey and Harbour Swims in Dublin. It is a handicapped start and is open to wetsuit and non wetsuit competitors.

Spectators are encouraged to come and support the swimmers with the best vantage points along Clancy Strand, O’Callaghan Strand, Sarsfield bridge and Howley’s quay.

Click on the following links to get a flavour of this historic swim.

Video credit: Limerick Masters Swimming Club.

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Through the sponsorship of Shannon Group and safety support of Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, swimmers of all ages from 16 upwards complete for first, second and third place non wetsuit male and female prizes, first wetsuit male and female and fastest overall male and female swimmers.

To enter online click here

For all other queries please email thomondswim@limerickmasters.com

Registration is from 16:30 to 17:30 in St Michaels Rowing Club on the day. Safety briefing at 17:45 with swim start at 18:15. Prize giving with hot food & refreshments in Shannon Rowing Club afterwards.




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