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The 2023 Thomond Swim is set to make a splash once again in the heart of Limerick City this August 26

The 2023 Thomond Swim is set to make a splash once again in the heart of Limerick City this August 26

The 2023 Thomond Swim is set to make a splash once again in the heart of Limerick City this August 26
The Thomond Swim, now in its 20th year in “modern times”, has become a beloved annual tradition for Limerick locals and visitors alike

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.


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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 2023 Thomond Swim is set to make a splash once again in the heart of Limerick City this August 26

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.

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 here.
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