Next Race: 09/07/2022
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. The Swim was relaunched in 2005 as the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim and has been held annually since. It is organised by Cork Lions Club as a fun event, open to all competent swimmers. There is also a competitive element, with age group prizes and seven trophies up for grabs. There are separate categories for wetsuited and non-wetsuited swimmers. At present, numbers are split 60/30 between these two categories. In 2022, due to insurance requirements, entries will be capped at 500.
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.
Junior (under-18s entry)€30.00
There are many ways to get to Cork including by air, sea, road, and rail.
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