Baltimore Wet Weekend (Sherkin Swim)

Friday 11th October 2019

Baltimore Pier: Sherkin - Baltimore, Baltimore, Ireland



  • 3 Swim - Night Swim, Sherkin Island & Spanish Island Swims - Individual Age group/open
  • 2 Swim - Night Swim & Sherkin Island Swim - Individual Age group/open
  • 2 Swim - Sherkin & Spanish Island Swims - Individual Age group/open
  • 1 Swim - Sherkin Island. - Individual Age group/open
  • 1 Swim - Spanish Island - Individual Age group/open


The Baltimore wet weekend in aid of the Wild Atlantic Pool in Baltimore a community run facility for all, will be a weekend of swimming in the Beautiful Village of Baltimore and surrounding areas. The weekend will start with a night swimon the Friday Night in Lought Hyne whicvh will consist of approximaterly 500m of swimming in the amazing bioluminescence of lought hyne. This is not a race but a fantastic opportunity to swim in one of natures truely spectacular phenomenons.

The main event of the Weekend is the Sherkin Island 2k swim on Saturday the 12th starting at 16:00 from Sherkin ISland swimming back to the Mainland and finiishing at Baltimore Pier. 

On Sunday we will host the Spanish Island swim a 4k circuit of Spanish Island In the Bautiful Baltimore Harbour. 

Event details and schedule

The Baltimore wet Weekend has been expanded this year to include the Spanish Island 4k Swim on the same weekend as the Sherkin Island Swim & Night Siwm in Lough Hyne. 

Registration for the NIght Siwm 11th Oct in Lough Hyne will be at Lough Hyne from 20:00 to 21:00, we are limiting the numbers for the night swim to 100 but we still ask participants to car pool if at all possible. 

Registration for the Sherkin Island swim 12th Oct will be from 12:00 to 15:00 at the Sailing Club at Baltimore Pier safety briefing will follow transportatio to Sherkin Island and be at 15:45 with a 16:00 swim start time. 

Registration for the Spanish Island swim on the 13th OCt willbe at CCaseys Hotel from 14:00 to 16:00 with safety briefging at 16:15 and swim start from hacketts Creek at 16:30. Again numbers will be limited to 100 and car pooling will be essential from Caseys to Hacketts Creek. 

A full briefing document will be issues prior to the weekend. 

Organised by

Wild Atlantic Pool

Baltimore, Baltimore

Phone: 028-20622

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