It’s our annual round up of Christmas Day Swim’s! The best way to work up an appetite for your Christmas dinner….

Many of these events are raising money for worthy causes.  So grab the togs, rope in your mates and check out some of the Christmas Day swims on


  • Get in, get out and warm up.
  • No alcohol before swimming.
  • Postpone or cancel if conditions are not favorable




Salthill in aid of Cope

Loughrea in aid of CASA Loughrea

Portumna in aid of Portumna Day Care Centre


Christmas Day Swim
Portumna Christmas Day Swim




Ballinskelligs in aid of Ballinskelligs Community Care & The Night Nursing Service in Kerry _ Irish Cancer Society

Portmagee in aid of Kerry Hospice Foundation and South Kerry Palliative Care

Cromane in aid of University Hospital Kerry Diabetes Day Unit

Ballybunion in aid of Ballybunion Sea & Cliff Rescue Service

Fenit in aid of  RNLI Fenit Lifeboats




Bagenalstown in aid of of Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare team

Carlow Town in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital for Children, Crumlin




Myrtleville Beach in aid of the Mercy Hospital Children’s Leukaemia Unit

Schull in aid of Cope Foundation

Ballylickey for CHILDLINE.





Gortglass  in aid of the West Clare Cancer Centre.

Lahinch in aid of The Elevate Foundation




Virginia in aid of St. Christopher’s Hospice, Virginia Community Care and Alzheimer’s Society




Bundoran In aid of Ozanam House/St Vincent De Paul.





Lough Arrow in aid of the Northwest Hospice

Streedagh in aid of S.H.O.U.T and The North West Hospice


Christmas Day Swim
Christmas Day Swim Streedagh




Keeldra Lake in aid of Pieta House

Mohill in aid of the Andrew O’Malley Fund

Carrick On Shannon in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, the National Council for the Blind and the Leitrim Talking Newspaper



Newtown and Guillaume Swimming Club, Tramore in aid of  Waterford Viking Halliwick Swim Club.

Dunmore East in aid of our Dunmore East beavers, cubs & sea scouts


Kilmurrin Cove in aid of the Copper Coast Scout Group




Youghalarra in aid of CARMHA (connection and recovery of mental health and addiction),  St Cronan’s Services – Nenagh and Runningforjosie and The Amanda Stapleton benefit fund.


Christmas Day Swim but not on Christmas Day!


But maybe you’re  the one cooking Christmas Dinner. Fear not! There are some Christmas Dips planned on either side of the 25th.  You’re going to have to think of a new excuse…..



The Marathon Man to Iron Man Santa Swim is taking place at Dublin’s 40 foot on Sunday 23rd December. Get it over with early.



Kilmore Quay for the Kilmore Quay RNLI and Wexford Sub Aqua is on Sunday 30th December



We will add to this list as event information becomes available. But if you are organising a swim that you would like us to include, please email the information to us at


Finally, all of these events  are correct at the time of publishing.  However we recommend you check with the event organiser before you travel.


Featured image is of the Keeldra Christmas Day Swim.