Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim

Saturday, 13 July 2019


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The Lee Swim is a point-to-point swimming race through the centre of Cork City, Ireland. It dates back to 1914, or possibly earlier. After a break of almost 30 years, the Swim was relaunched in 2005 as the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim and has been held annually since. It is organised as a fun event, open to all competent swimmers. There is also a competitive element, with age group prizes and seven historic trophies up for grabs. There are separate categories for wetsuited and non-wetsuited swimmers. At present, numbers are split 60/40 between these two categories.
In 2019, an entry of 550 - 600 swimmers is expected, making the event the biggest open-water swim in Ireland.

The Swim is approximately 2km in length and follows a unique course that exploits the fact that the centre of Cork City is an island. The course comprises a downstream section of 1.7km in the North Channel of the Lee and a short upstream section of approx 300m in the South Channel. Swimmers pass under ten bridges over the course of the Swim.

There is a carnival atmosphere to the Swim, with celebrations continuing late into the evening. A video made in 2013 gives a sense of the atmosphere on the day. 

 

Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim

 

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There are currently no entry options available for this event.

 

Under 18 - Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim

 

registrations are not available

There are currently no entry options available for this event.