Join thousands of Galwegians at home and abroad. Take part in the Christmas swim and bring hope where it is needed most this Christmas.

You can swim with us on Christmas morning or swim wherever you are, in Galway, across Ireland or overseas. Registration is €20. You can register as an individual, family, small group or register and join as a work or school team.

Funds raised from the COPE Galway Christmas swim help provide vital support for families, men, women and children in Galway.

20-26 December 2023
Register €20
Swim where you are (20-26 Dec)
Blackrock, Salthill (Christmas morning)

How to take part


As an individual, family or team of friends or colleagues. €20/adult, €5/child.


Swim between the 20 – 26 December or join us in Blackrock on Christmas Day.

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2022 Christmas Swim Highlights

2022 COPE Galway Christmas Swimmers & Dippers
Raised from registrations, donations and fundraisers
Christmas Day Swim Event Volunteers

THANK YOU to the over 700 swimmers who braved the cold in 2022, to our amazing volunteers, donors, sponsors and supporters!

YouTube Videos

2022 Event Sponsor

We were delighted to welcome Stewart Construction once again as a key Christmas Swim sponsor for 2022. Since James Stewart started his construction company in Lower Salthill back in 1902, the company has completed many notable projects across the country. We particularly love that they built the iconic Blackrock Diving Tower in 1954 – the home of the COPE Galway Christmas Swim!