Connaught Swim History

The waters of Connaught provide swimmers with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant Wild Atlantic Ocean in addition to the many loughs and lakes to be found in the region.

The Aran Islands are temptingly close offering multiple routes of varying distances¬† and the freshwater lakes of Lough Corrib and Lough Mask offer long distance swimmers plenty of scope. So whether you are looking to participate in an organised long distance swim events such as Lough Gill’s stunning 10k freshwater swim and the Frances Thornton 13.5k Galway Bay swim, or are looking to create your own swimming adventure in the west of Ireland, we promise the waters will not disappoint.

The table below lists notable swims undertaken in Connaught waters.

DateSwimTeam/SwimmerWay(s)Time