Open Water Swimming

Our open water swim sessions run from May until September and take place in three locations in Westport:

  • Ayle Lake
  • Bertra Strand
  • Quay Bay in front of the Towers

These are the only open water swim location sanctioned for club organised events and these are the only locations that have been risk assessed.

Club open water swim session are led by our open water swim coach Aoife Hamilton and supported by a sea lifeguard.

The open water training sessions focus on:

  • Drafting
  • Sighting
  • Safety
  • Buoyancy
  • Race practice

These sessions are only available to club members for safety reasons.

Member need to use swim with a buoyancy aid.



Bertra Beach

Quay Westport

Ayle Lake