About Open Water Swimming, Safety and having Fun

There are several types of open water swimming:

Mass events with insurance and shared safety cover

Solo swims with dedicated safety cover

Training swims and dips without boat, kayak or lifeguard cover

Small groups swimming with shared cover - This is my subject below

This weekend I joined eighteen others in a 5.5km swim around Beginish Island (just above the white lighthouse – near Valentia Island in County Kerry, Ireland). Three in wetsuits, two with a first ever 5km swim, one longest ever without a wetsuit, eight English Channel swimmers and ten who did swim volunteer work this year. 

 

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