Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim

Saturday, 30 June 2018

  1. ticket
  2. registration
  3. review
  4. confirmation

As a result of increased funding, and a few economies we made, we are very happy to announce that entry fees will be reduced in 2018. The rate for junior swimmers (under 18 on the day) will be €22, reduced from €25. The early-bird rate will be €35, reduced from €39, and the normal rate will be €42, reduced from €45.

The early-bird rate will be available until  Tuesday, 22nd May. From that date, a limit will be placed on the number of entries (ie, there will be no guarantee of a place), and certain items of merchandise will no longer be available.
Please enter as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Entries will close on 26th June, or earlier if the limit of 600 swimmers is reached. 

View the course - Click here 

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. After a break of almost 30 years, the Swim was relaunched in 2005 as the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim and has been held annually since. It is organised as a fun event, open to all competent swimmers. There is also a competitive element, with age group prizes and seven historic trophies up for grabs. There are separate categories for wetsuited and non-wetsuited swimmers. At present, numbers are split 60/40 between these two categories.
In 2018, an entry of 550 - 600 swimmers is expected, making the event the biggest open-water swim in Ireland.

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 nine bridges over the course of the Swim.

There is a carnival atmosphere to the Swim, with celebrations continuing late into the evening. A video made in 2013 gives a sense of the atmosphere on the day. 



Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim

Individual (Early Bird)


Under 18 - Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim

Under 18