Dublin City Council Liffey Swim 13 September 2014

Dublin City Council today announced the details for the 95th Dublin City Liffey Swim, which is set to take place this coming Saturday, 13th September. The men’s race begins at 1.15pm, and the women’s race an hour later at 2.15pm. Registration for the event closed on August 31st with 361 swimmers registered to take part in this year’s race – 252 men and 109 women over a 2.2 km course.

This year’s race begins at the Rory O’More Bridge near the Guinness Brewery taking competitors past the Four Courts and the Ha’penny Bridge, finishing at the Loopline Bridge at Custom House Quay.

Competitors of all ages, abilities and nationalities take part, with teenagers pitting their strengths against 70 year olds and club swimmers from all over the country competing against each other. Each of the competitors is assigned a time handicap, according to their level of proficiency.

“Why not follow the race along the quays and cheer on the swimmers!”

The winners of each category will be presented with the prestigious Liffey Cup on North Wall Quay at 4 pm.