Channel swims between Ireland and Scotland will resume from the 15th of July, 2020 with Ireland to Isle of Man also be reopening shortly after this.

If you have a planned channel crossing for this year contact your pilot for specific guidance whilst on board their vessel.  They will have procedures in place to maintain current PHA and government recommendations. It is imperative that you adhere to their procedures. All pilots have the right to terminate your swim if they feel there is a risk to anyone onboard.

If travelling from abroad please adhere to Northern Ireland’s Public Health Agency guidance:

All channel swimmers who have a 2020 booked swim slot and intend to register with ILDSA for ratification of their swim and arrange for an ILDSA observer can now complete the online application form by visiting:

ILDSA look forward to welcoming you to our shores.