Sandycove Island Challenge is an annual open water sea swimming race around Sandycove Island, Kinsale, Co. Cork. It is organised and run by Cork Lions Club with the assistance of voluntary helpers in aid of local charities. The voluntary helpers will include members of Cork Masters Swimming Club.
Sandycove Island is one of the world’s top ten open water swimming locations
In excess of 250 swimmers are expected in 2022. The event is open to all competent sea swimmers. Swim Ireland Membership is not required.
The organiser recommends all swimmers to wear swim wetsuits. Only those who are acclimated and competent open water sea swimmers should consider swimming in togs.
All swimmers must register, before 1.00pm, on the day of the swim in Kinsale