Adult Open Water Swimming

Be Part of Something Great: Join Our Open Water Swimming Classes for Swimmers and Triathletes

Killiney Beach & Seapoint Beach, Co. Dublin

OPEN WATER SWIMMING FOR ADULTS

Transform your swimming abilities, elevate your fitness level, and rediscover your passion for water with our dynamic and invigorating open water swimming clinics. Experience the thrill of conquering the waves, navigating currents, and mastering the tides, unlocking a lifetime of aquatic enjoyment.

💁‍♀️ SwimCamps Open Water Season is back! Join us at Seapoint and Killiney Beach for open water swimming lessons and clinics. Our professional coaches will work with you to improve your skills and fitness level. Don’t miss out on a season of fun and friendship. Reserve your spot now!

We are delighted to introduce our Swim Camp Open Water Adult Series for this season 2023.

  • Our series is focused towards covering all aspects of open water swimming and will run over the summer months.
  • Our sessions will be structured to include swimmers of the same skill level.
  • We keep our swimmer-to-coach ratio low, so we can give each of you the time and attention you deserve during every session.
  • We are focussing on technique and training advice for open water swimmers and triathletes with a holistic approach to maximise the swimmer’s mental, technical and physical strengths.
  • Our positive coaching style and instant feedback will bring you to the next level and help you to achieve your swimming goals.

Unlock Your Potential: What You Can Expect from Our Comprehensive Sea Swimming Coaching Program

Get Personalized Coaching: Track Progress and Achieve Your Swimming Goals:

  • Boost your confidence and swimming abilities in open-water environments
  • Improve your endurance, speed, and technique for triathlons, Iron Man, and other open-water events
  • Develop a better understanding of the open water environment and how to swim safely in different conditions
  • Meet other like-minded swimmers and build friendships within the swimming community
  • Receive feedback and guidance from experienced coaches to help you reach your swimming goals
  • Track your progress and see tangible improvements in your swimming abilities over time
Event-Locations: Seapoint Beach, Co.Dublin, Killiney Beach, Co.Dublin (Please check Event description for meeting points.)

Don't Miss Out: Join our Open Water Swimming Lessons and Embrace the Waves of Confidence!

⚠️ Remember that our clinics/ camps fill up fast, so make sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible!

👉 [Try-It-Out] Open Water/ Sea Swimming Sessions for Adults

Level: Dipper, Beginner & Intermediate

New to Open Water Swimming or just want to try-out SwimCamp? Dive into Open Water Swimming with our Beginner’s Session or Try-it-out Session! Get expert advice and tips for a successful open water journey.

If you have never experienced open water swimming, or if you have, but are nervous about getting back in, or if you just want to try out SwimCamp, then you should sign up for one of our try-it-out sessions.

These classes are the perfect way to get you used to swimming in open water safely, with an experienced team showing you the basics and getting you used to the pleasure of swimming outdoors.

1. Introduction to Open Water

2. Open Water Development

✅ Who is it for?

This session is perfect for swimmers who have no experience in the Open Water or just wish to tryout our session to get advise on their Open Water journey. Swimmers should be able to swim up to 25m comfortably without stopping!

We want all swimmers to have the confidence to enjoy the experience of swimming in the open waters. The speed and flow of each clinic will adapt to the needs and ability of the swimmers involved. Our highly experienced, dedicated coaches will be there to support, encourage and guide you through the process.

If you are wondering if you are suited to this course please drop us a message and we can help you make the decision.

✅ What to expect?

  • Experience the open water in a safe environment
  • Instant feedback from your swimming instructors
  • Get advise for your open water journey
  • Improve your technique and develop a better ‘feel for the open water’

✅ Equipment needed on the day

  • Brightly colour hat preferably pink/yellow/orange x 2 or a neoprene hat
  • Goggles – clear or polarised are best
  • Tight fitting wetsuit if necessary
  • Safety tow buoy (Optional: Can be purchased at the event.)
  • Warm clothes for after swim
  • Flask with hot drink for after
  • Warm hat

Location: Please check event!
Contact: hello@swimcamp.ie or Contact Form
Whatsapp: 089 257 6675

Please select a date, location and time that works best for you below.⤵⤵

👉 [Introduction] Start your Open Water Journey

Level: Beginner/ Dipper

Dive into open water with confidence! Our beginner’s course is designed for dippers who want to take their skills to the next level. Learn how to stay safe and comfortable in the open water while improving your swimming abilities. Whether you’re a seasoned sea-goer or just starting out, this course is perfect for those ready to make a splash in the open water.

✅ Who is it for?
For all dippers who would like to learn more about the open water in general and how to keep themselves safe. This course will increase your confidence and boost your comfort in the open water. Participants should be able to float and tread water.

Equipment needed on the day

  • Goggles – clear or polarised are best
  • Tight fitting wetsuit if necessary
  • Warm clothes for after swim
  • Flask with hot drink for after
  • Safety tow buoy (Optional: Can be purchased at the event.)

Location: Please check event!
Contact: hello@swimcamp.ie or Contact Form
Whatsapp: 089 257 6675

Please select a date, location and time that works best for you below ⤵⤵

👉 [Open Water Skills] Develop your Open Water Skills

Level: Intermediate & Advanced

Step up your Open Water swimming game! Join our advanced sessions to improve your technique and endurance. Our expert coaches will help you maximize your swimming efficiency and conquer the challenges of the Open Water. Perfect for swimmers comfortable in the Open Water, out of their depth, and able to swim at least 50 m without stopping. Sign up now for a thrilling Open Water experience!

This Open Water Event will be held at Seapoint Beach OR Killiney Beach. Please check event location below!

✅ Who is it for?

This session is perfect for swimmers who are comfortable in the Open Water and out of their depth. 

✅ What to expect?

  • Experience the open water in a safe environment
  • Instant feedback from your swimming instructors
  • Get advise for your open water journey
  • Improve your technique and develop a better ‘feel for the open water’

Equipment needed on the day

  • Brightly colour hat preferably pink/yellow/orange x 2 or a neoprene hat
  • Goggles – clear or polarised are best
  • Tight fitting wetsuit if necessary
  • Safety tow buoy (Optional: Can be purchased at the event.)
  • Warm clothes for after swim
  • Flask with hot drink for after
  • Warm hat

Location: Please check event!
Contact: hello@swimcamp.ie or Contact Form
Whatsapp: 089 257 6675

Please select a date, location and time that works best for you below:

👉 [Endurance Clinics] Take Your Open Water Swimming to the Next Level

Level: Intermediate & Advanced

Get ready to take your endurance and open water swimming to the next level! Join our Endurance session tailored for swimmers who are already comfortable in the Open Water and are ready to train for their next big event, such as a triathlon, Iron Man, or open water race. With distances covered up to 2,000m per session, you’ll be pushed to your limits and come out stronger and more efficient than ever before. Don’t miss this opportunity to level up your swimming game!

In this clinic, we focus on endurance and distance in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

✅ Who is it for?

Swimmers should be able to swim a continuous distance of 200m, be comfortable out of their depth and have experience in the open water.

We want all swimmers to have the confidence to enjoy the experience of swimming in the open waters. The speed and flow of each clinic will adapt to the needs and ability of the swimmers involved. Our highly experienced, dedicated coaches will be there to support, encourage and guide you through the process.

If you are wondering if you are suited to this course please drop us a message and we can help you make the decision.

✅ What to expect?

  • Improve your technique and endurance
  • Instant feedback from your swimming instructors
  • Get advise for your open water journey
  • Get ready for competitions

Equipment needed on the day

  • Brightly colour hat preferably pink/yellow/orange x 2 or a neoprene hat
  • Goggles – clear or polarised are best
  • Tight fitting wetsuit if necessary
  • Safety tow buoy (Optional: Can be purchased at the event.)
  • Warm clothes for after swim
  • Flask with hot drink for after
  • Warm hat

Location: Please check event!
Contact: hello@swimcamp.ie or Contact Form
Whatsapp: 089 257 6675

Please select a date, location and time that works best for you below ⤵⤵

For group and team bookings (e.g. family/ friends or company events of more than 6 swimmers, please get in touch with us here. Take a look at our Open Water Swimming Challenges.

⚠️ Remember that our clinics/ camps fill up fast, so make sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible!

🏅Make Waves in Open Water: Achieve Your Goals with Our Expert Swim Coaches by Your Side

Susan Dillon Head Coach Swim Ireland coach

Head Coach / Co-Founder

Susan Dillon
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COORDINATOR / Co-Founder

Manuela Laudon

Swim Camp Assistant Coach

COACH

Ben David

SwimCamp Coach Sabreal

COACH

Sabreal Svoboda

SwimCamp Swimming Coach Sam

COACH

Sam Nuryyev

SwimCamp Coach Omar

COACH

Ömürcan Aydin
SwimCam Swimming Coach Matt

COACH

Matt O'Donoghue

⭐ From Progress to Triumph: Dive into SwimCamp's Success Stories and Experience Life-Changing Transformations

Justin Synnott's Transformation
From Novice to Advanced Swimmer
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Justin was a novice swimmer when he first joined SwimCamp. He was looking for a supportive atmosphere and coaches who could understand his individual needs. SwimCamp didn't disappoint. With the help of Susan and her team, Justin gradually improved his swimming skills. He appreciated the personalized attention and the supportive atmosphere fostered by Susan. Today, he recommends SwimCamp to both novice and advanced swimmers. He believes that SwimCamp is the perfect place for anyone wishing to improve their swimming skills and stamina.
Philomena Curley
From Non-Swimmer to Triathlon Participant
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Philomena was a non-swimmer when she first joined SwimCamp. She was looking for a safe and fun learning environment where she could learn to swim. SwimCamp provided her with just that. After completing a 6-week beginner course and a 4-week intermediate technique course, Philomena felt comfortable enough to sign up for her first triathlon. She highly recommends SwimCamp to everyone, regardless of their swimming level.
Deborah Anzuluni
From Beginner to Confident Swimmer
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Deborah started her swimming journey as a beginner at SwimCamp. She booked her first 4 weeks of beginner lessons and saw tremendous improvement in her swimming skills. Deborah attributes her success to the special swimming coaches at SwimCamp. Their experience, attention to detail, and energy made each lesson successful and enjoyable. Deborah plans to continue her lessons at SwimCamp until she masters her swimming skills.
Amy Weston
Rediscovering the Love for Swimming
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Amy joined SwimCamp with the aim of rediscovering her love for swimming and gaining the confidence to try open water swimming. The excellent coaching and friendly atmosphere at SwimCamp helped her achieve her goals. She found the experience fun and never daunting. Amy is already looking forward to the Spring 2023 sessions at The Baths Clontarf.
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💁‍♀️ Our Open Water Swimming Sessions: Questions & Answers

Our goal is to provide you with a proper swimming lesson in the sea. It also means 30+ minutes in the water. We believe that it is imperative for you to develop confidence and learn the essential swimming skills in order to be able to fully enjoy the open water. These skills include breath control, body positioning, timing, and many others. In May, the Irish Sea is a bit warmer, so our sessions will be more enjoyable.

Currently our Open Water Swimming lessons will be held at the following locations:

  • Seapoint Beach, Co.Dublin
  • Killiney Beach, Co.Dublin
  • Contarf Baths, Co.Dublin

Please, check event description for meeting points.

First things first: You should be able to float and tread water. If you are unsure of which event to attend, we recommend registering for one of our beginner sessions. We are delighted to welcome you and determine which level is appropriate for you. Alternatively, you can use our contact form or Whatsapp us. Let’s talk.

Many people have this fear when they are swimming in the open sea, and we are here to help you overcome it. A great way is to learn how to swim and practice in a pool before venturing into the sea.

😀 Also, if you send us a message or call, we can arrange to add you to a smaller group with other similar-level swimmers.

Sessions usually last 45 minutes.

All of our swimming sessions take place in a safe and supportive environment. In order to provide a realistic swimming experience, we place our own buoys in the water.

A Wetsuits (of any type), silicone swim hats, goggles, and a swim tow float. During the month of May, we strongly recommend wearing a wetsuit. If you’re used to swimming without a wetsuit all year round, you’ll be fine.

In the unlikely event we have to cancel due to bad weather, we’ll offer an alternative date.

We accept payments by Credit Card and Debit Card. Payments can be made on the spot in certain situations and only following a consultation. All payments run through Stripe, so you don’t have to worry. We accept all major Credit Cards and Debit Cards. If there is an issue with the payment, please contact us and we are happy to find a solution with you.

All payments are non-refundable. Unused camp fees may be applied to a future camp within one year of purchase date. In the unlikely event Swim Camp cancels a clinic session, a new date will be provided. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide refunds for no shows.

Ready to take your swimming to the next level? Our Open Water Swimming Lessons are perfect for sea swimmers and triathletes of all levels who want to improve their skills and challenge themselves in a new environment.

Each session includes coached swims, stroke development, and specific workouts designed to help you reach your goals. Whether you’re training for your first open water race or looking to swim faster and further, our experienced coaches will help you reach your potential.

Swimming in open water can be daunting, but it’s also incredibly exhilarating. Come join us for some fun and excitement in the Irish sea this summer!

Frequently Asked Questions about Open Water Swimming

There are several places in Dublin where you can open water swim. Some popular locations include Dollymount Strand, the Forty Foot, Seapoint Beach and Sandycove Beach.
There is no one definitive answer to this question. Some people may find open water swimming to be harder because of the lack of structure and the possibility of choppy water, while others may find it more peaceful and refreshing. Ultimately, it is up to the individual to decide whether open water swimming is harder or not.
Yes, you can lose weight open water swimming. Open water swimming is a great way to burn calories and lose weight.
No, you do not need a wetsuit for open water swimming. However, depending on the temperature of the water, you may want to wear a wetsuit to keep warm.
There is no right or wrong answer to this question; it depends on the swimmer’s comfort level and how experienced they are with open water swimming. Generally, it is a good idea to sight every few strokes to make sure you are still on track.
Yes, swimming in the Irish sea is good for you. The Irish sea is a great place to swim because it is open and spacious, making it easy to navigate. It is also a great place to swim because it is deep and has a strong current, which makes it a great place for experienced swimmers.
Yes, you can swim in lakes in Ireland. Lakes are a great place to swim because they are usually calm and easy to navigate. However, some lakes may have strong currents, so it is always a good idea to check with the local authorities before swimming in any lake.
Yes, it is safe to swim in rivers in Ireland. However, always be sure to check with the local authorities before swimming in any river, as some rivers may have dangerous currents.
Open water swimming is addictive because it is a great way to burn calories and lose weight. It is also a great way to improve cardiovascular health, strength and endurance. Plus, open water swimming is a fun and challenging sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
There is no right or wrong answer to this question; it depends on the swimmer’s comfort level and how experienced they are with open water swimming. Generally, it is a good idea to avoid swimming in cold water if you are not experienced with open water swimming. However, if you are comfortable swimming in cold water, then there is no reason why you shouldn’t swim in cold water.
There is no one answer to this question, as the best way to swim faster in open water depends on the swimmer’s comfort level and experience. However, some tips to swimming faster in open water include using a strobe light to sight your target, keeping a strong swimming rhythm and avoiding zigzagging. Additionally, it is important to stay calm and focused when swimming in open water.
There is no definitive answer to this question, as the health benefits of swimming in the sea and in a pool depend on a number of factors, including the swimmer’s health and fitness level. However, swimming in either the sea or a pool is generally considered to be healthy for the body.
No, it is not difficult to swim in a wetsuit. In fact, many people find that swimming in a wetsuit is much easier than swimming without a wetsuit. Wetsuits provide insulation and buoyancy, which makes it easier for the swimmer to stay afloat and navigate through the water. Additionally, wetsuits help to protect the swimmer from cold water and harsh weather conditions.

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