The Irish Triple Crown is bestowed upon the completion of

The Fastnet Swim

Fastnet Rock to Baltimore Pier, or vice versa. Straight-line distance 20.5km.

The Fastnet Rock
Fastnet Rock swims

The Galway Bay Swim

Between Aughinish and the Blackrock Diving Tower in Salthill, in either direction. Straight line distance – 10.5km.

Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim

The North Channel Swim

North Channel attempts are only recognised when they start and finish within Admiralty Chart 2198, Southern Part. Ireland – Scotland, or vice versa. Straight-line distance 35km.

History of the North Channel
North Channel swims

Honour Roll

Note – only solo swimmers are eligible for the Irish Triple Crown; there is no equivalent for relay teams.