3Jul, 2020

ILDSA channel swim season update

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

1Jul, 2020


23rd May, 2020 Dear friends of open water swimming, As Open water swimming in all its benefits grows at a phenomenal rate The Irish Long Distance Swimming Association [ILDSA] are undertaking a project to record the history and success of open water swimmers. Those who have swam a marathon open water swim distance of 10k or more in either togs or wetsuit, in all waters of the Island of Ireland. This ILDSA research project has fifteen volunteers with all four provinces represented on the committee. We are asking for your help to record your history, your ancestor’s history and

19Jun, 2020


CALL 1 Expression of interest ILDSA NORTH CHANNEL OBSERVERS 2020 ILDSA remain hopeful of the opportunities in the open water this year. If you are interested in observing North Channel swims for late July, August and September of 2020 Please email us: ‘You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore’