Sandycove Island Challenge

Sandycove Island Challenge

The Old Head of Kinsale shelters Sandycove Island from the prevalent westerly winds. Swim at high tide for the easiest swim. Low tide exposes hidden reefs and a beach at the base of the slipway. Medium currents at mid-tide can present problems for slower swimmers.

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Name of Race

Sandycove Island Challenge

Event Month

September

Region

Europe

Body of Water

Ocean sea

Distances Offered

1-2k

Temperature

Cold
Moderate

Experience

Beginner

Water Type

Sea

Swim Type

Race

Description

The annual  Edge Sports Sandycove Island Challenge  is a 1.8 km 1-lap  open water swimming  competition around  Sandycove Island  in Kinsdale, Co Cork, Ireland that takes place September or October. Waves of 30 swimmers go off with the fastest first. There are age group categories both wetsuit and non-wetsuit and an overall trophy both male and female.

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