Join us on the 29th of June for the annual Atlantic Lifeboat Swim!
400m and 2km options

2024 is the 6th annual Atlantic Lifeboat Swim

The Atlantic Lifeboat Swim, hosted by the Atlantic Masters Swimming club, will run on the 29th of June 2024.
This year we are delighted to announce we will be following the event with a BBQ in O’Reillys of Salthill from 5pm, open to swimmers and non swimmers!

There are two events , a 400m and 2km distance race, open to wetsuit and skins swimmers.
Both races start and finish at the slip at Renville pier and are fully supported by safety kayaks and boats.

The 400m runs along the shore and is a fantastic target for those new to Open Swim events. Swimmers will enter the slip, turn right and swim adjacent to the shore for 200m before turning around a swim buoy and back to the slip to celebrate their achievement!

The 2km route will see swimmers heading on a course across the bay, following our infamous huge yellow swim markers.

Check-in starts at 9:30am

400m swim at 10:30am

2km swim at 12pm

BBQ in O’Reillys of Salthill from 6pm

Set yourself a target

Whether this is your first sea swimming event, or you are a seasoned pro, the Atlantic Lifeboat Swim is a great target for your calendar.

Located close to the town of Oranmore, beside the Galway Bay Sailing club, the event gives you the opportunity to push yourself to a new challenge of swimming in the beautiful waters of Galway Bay.

The popular Renville Park is located just beside the pier, in case anyone wants to start the day with a ParkRun or finish with a leisurely stroll!

Fundraising for lifeboats in Galway

Last year, the Atlantic Lifeboat Swim was proud to have raised over €10,000, which was split evenly between both the RNLI Galway branch, and the Oranmore Maree Coastal Search Unit.

This year is the 200th Anniversary of the RNLI and we want to mark the occasion with the best day yet- join us and be part of something special!