• Winter Swim Event Splash, Moneymore 18th February
  • Carrickfergus Short Swim Event 25th May
  • Big Bay Swim Series Donaghadee 22nd June
  • Portrush 11th August
  • Share Discovery Village 22nd September
  • Cushendun Boat Club Maritime Festival 24th & 25th August
  • Copelands to Donaghadee Invitational 7th September



We're really excited about our Open Water 2024 series with Swim Ulster. It's going to be a great set of swims across some beautiful locations, starting with a brisk winter dip in February and moving through to a friendly race in September. We've got something for everyone, whether you're looking to challenge yourself in a new environment or just want to enjoy a swim in the great outdoors with others who love the water as much as you do.


This year is all about bringing people together to enjoy swimming. There's the peaceful Carrickfergus event in May, perfect for newcomers, and the vibrant festival at Cushendun in August, where swimming meets local celebration. We're looking forward to seeing familiar faces and welcoming new ones to our community. So, mark your calendars and let's make some memories in the water this 2024.



**Please note that the scheduled events for the summer of 2024 are subject to potential changes. We strive to provide a professional and well-organized open water swimming experience, and as such we may need to make small adjustments to the event calendar due to unforeseen circumstances or factors beyond our control


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Swim Ulster Open Water Swimming Events 


Terms & Conditions 



Pre - event booking 

  • To enter Swim Ulster’s open water swimming events can only be completed using the designated booking system (Jotform) 

  • The booking form can be completed by either the person taking part in the event or on their behalf by their partner or representative. Where a junior (15 to 17yrs of age is being entered for an event), parental consent must be given. 

  • Completed booking forms will only be accepted before or on the final submission day or if the maximum limit for entries has been reached which will be stated on the booking form.  

  • You must check all the details carefully and these are correct before submitting your booking form. 

  • Swim Ulster will not accept any liability for details that are subsequently found to be misleading or incorrect and reserve the right to stop the participant from taking part in the event if this is found to be the case.   

  • No participants will be accepted on the day to take part in an event. 

  • No participants will be permitted to transfer their booking to another person on the day of the event.  

  • Changes to a category can only be made prior to the final submission date via email and not on the day of the event. 

  • Changes to another swim distance can only be made prior to the closing date via email and not on the day of the event 


Event management  

  • At any stage on the day of the event if it is determined that a participant has not complied with any aspect of the pre-event booking process in good faith, Swim Ulster reserves the right to withdraw a participant from taking part in the event, and no refund will be given.  

  • Swim Ulster, its staff, event volunteers and associate service providers such as safety boat/kayak crews, medical and ancillary support will expect to be treated with courtesy and respect at all times 


Refunds Policy 

  • Where a participant withdraws on or before the final submission date a full refund will be issued. 

  • Where a participant withdraws on medical grounds between the final submission date and the date of the event, a full refund will be issued. 

  • Where a participant does not turn up on the day of the event no refund will be given.  

📧Please contact Richard on [email protected] for more information