Swimmers are encouraged to wear a wetsuit but those brave enough to wear togs are very welcome!
BOYNE SWIM in association with Aura Leisure
Are you brave enough to battle the Boyne?!
Drogheda Triathlon are very much hoping the Boyne Swim in association with Aura Leisure will take place on Saturday 20th June 2020.
The health and safety of our swimmers has always been first and foremost. Therefore we will be adhering to HSE Covid-19 guidelines and may have to cancel / re-schedule our much beloved event. If that is the case, all swimmers will be offered a full refund.
Our swim has grown in popularity every year and the Boyne Swim is now a highly anticipated annual event for both open water swimmers and triathletes alike, competing for the beautiful perpetual trophies for overall Senior & Minor Male and Female swimmer which were commissioned by Drogheda Port Company and designed by local sculptor Ronan Halpin. We also have prize categories for wetsuit & skins swimmers.
The Boyne Swim course is 2.7km in distance starting in Mell Drogheda and finishing at The Boyne Fishermen Boathouse on the Marsh Road. The swim will take you through Drogheda Port, passing under five bridges (The Bridge of Peace, Dominicks Bridge, Haymarket Bridge, St. Marys Bridge and finally the Viaduct Bridge), and finishing South East of the Viaduct Bridge. The distances are marked on the image below and will be marked by buoys on the day of the Swim.
Swimmers are encouraged to wear wetsuits but those who are brave enough often take part in togs of all shapes and sizes…
Ray Donagh of the Boyne Swim says, “Drogheda Triathlon Club invite you to take part in this majestic swim in the River Boyne through the historic town of Drogheda and see it like you never saw it before. We are looking forward to launching the event and promoting it to a much wider audience so that they can experience the wonder of open water swimming.”
Aura Leisure’s Chief Executive, Staff and Members are absolutely delighted to be partnering with the organisers of the Boyne Swim, “It is a brilliant event on the Irish Open Water Swimming Calendar and one that people of all levels can take part in. We are hugely passionate about swimming and it is our goal to try and teach as many Irish people how to swim as possible. It’s just another step on our way to helping create a healthier and happier Ireland”
For further information please contact Siobháin Rock, Drogheda Triathlon Club @ [email protected] /