Cork Lions Club
The Lee Swim is a point-to-point swimming race through the centre of Cork City, Ireland. It dates back to 1914, or possibly earlier. The Swim was relaunched in 2005 as the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim and has been held annually since. It is organised by Cork Lions Club as a fun event, open to all competent swimmers. There is also a competitive element, with age group prizes and seven trophies up for grabs. There are separate categories for wetsuited and non-wetsuited swimmers. At present, numbers are split 60/30 between these two categories. In 2022, due to insurance requirements, entries will be capped at 500.
The Swim is approximately 2km in length and follows a unique course that exploits the fact that the centre of Cork City is an island. The course comprises a downstream section of 1.7km in the North Channel of the Lee and a short upstream section of approx 300m in the South Channel. Swimmers pass under ten bridges over the course of the Swim.
There are many ways to get to Cork including by air, sea, road, and rail.
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