• The 1500 is suited for intermediate to advanced swimmers;
  • It is the same swim as for the Olympic event at TriAthy;
  • The 1500 starts north of Crom-a-boo bridge and finishes at the ramp/jetty close to the Courthouse at Athy.
  • To start, swimmers face upstream and swim against the current for the first 600m
  • After rounding a marker, the remaining 900m is fully downstream.
  • Swimmers go by White Castle, and thread one of the eyes of Crom-a-boo bridge before finishing at the jetty.
  • Please note that wetsuits are mandatory for this swim.

Did you know?

  • The River Barrow is Ireland's second longest River and only becomes navigable for boats from Athy onwards.
  • At Athy, it is generally shallow during May with water temperatures in the region of 13 degrees.