Galway Bay Swim
A brochure website by Western Webs to help manage the event. Firstly, the Frances Thornton Memorial Swim in aid of Cancer Care West, now in its 11th year, takes place on Saturday July 20th, 2019.
Firstly, in 2015, there were 59 solo swimmers that completed the crossing along with seven relay teams. Thus, a new record was set. In total there were 82 swimmers with the support of over 80 boats and 100 crew in the bay. For the final 250 metres into Blackrock diving tower, paddle boards and kayaks guide the swimmers home along with many more supporters and volunteers on the land. The swimmers safety is co-ordinated and managed by a team of local boatmen, sailors, fishermen and the RNLI.
Visit Galway Bay Swim website.