Swim Enthusiasts Rejoice as the Thomond Swim Returns to Limerick on August 26th, 2023!

  • Man swimming in river with castle and bridge in background
Thomond Swim Returns to Limerick

The much-anticipated re-run of the 2023 Thomond Swim is set to make a splash once again in the heart of Limerick City on August 26th, 2023, at 1:45 pm. Organised by the Limerick Master's Swimming Club, this prestigious open-water swimming event has a rich history and promises participants an unforgettable experience as they navigate the Shannon waters beside the iconic King John's Castle.

The Thomond Swim, now in its 20th year in “modern times”, has become a beloved annual tradition for Limerick locals and visitors alike. Originating in the early 1950’s, the event was inspired by the city's deep-rooted connection to the River Shannon, which has been a lifeline for Limerick throughout history. Swimmers from near and far are drawn to this unique opportunity to partake in a challenging yet rewarding swim, immersing themselves in the cultural heritage and natural beauty that Limerick has to offer.

This year, the Thomond Swim will take place at 1:45 pm, offering participants the chance to revel in the breathtaking views of King John's Castle while floating gracefully on the River Shannon's gentle currents. With the medieval castle as a spectacular backdrop, swimmers will create lasting memories and capture picturesque moments as they traverse the 1.7-kilometer stretch.

The Limerick Masters Swimming Club is dedicated to ensuring the utmost safety and enjoyment of all participants. Civil defense and safety boats will be stationed throughout the course to provide assistance if needed, ensuring a secure and memorable experience for every competitor.

Three trophies on the slipway to a river, swans behind and castle and bridge in background
Limerick swans admiring the Thomond Swim trophies

This event is not just about competition; it embodies the spirit of community, camaraderie, and an unwavering love for Limerick. Spectators are encouraged to line the riverbanks and cheer on the brave swimmers, creating an electrifying atmosphere that will resonate throughout the city.

Join us on August 26th, 2023, at 1:45 pm, as we celebrate the Thomond Swim in Limerick City, basking in the glory of the River Shannon and the historic King John's Castle. Whether you are a seasoned swimmer seeking a new challenge or a supporter looking to soak up the vibrant ambiance, this event is not to be missed!

Registration for the Thomond Swim is now open. For more information, please visit EventMaster (Thomond Swim 2023 - Buy Tickets (eventmaster.ie)) or email thomondswim@limerickmasters.com

About Limerick Masters Swimming Club: The Limerick Masters Swimming Club is a competitive swimming club and passionate group of individuals dedicated to promoting competitive swimming and related activities in Limerick. Committed to fostering a love for the city's sporting and aquatic heritage, they organise various events throughout the year, with the Irish Open Long Course Championships and the Thomond Swim being their flagship occasions. Thomond Swim is Supported by Shannon Foynes Port Company

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