Brave the Cold this Christmas!

The 2021 Christmas Swim will take place from 20-26 December with a live event on Christmas Day between 9am and 1pm.

Take the challenge with your friends, family, school, or colleagues and swim during the week, swim for the week or join us in Blackrock on Christmas Day.

Over the past 32 years the COPE Galway Christmas Swim has become one of Galway’s greatest Christmas traditions. Almost a thousand swimmers ‘brave the cold’ each year and many more support those who participate.

All the funds support people in Galway who are homeless, women and children experiencing domestic abuse and older people living alone in our community.

Emaiswim@copegalway.ie if you need more information, support or resources.

HOW TO TAKE PART

REGISTER ONLINE

€20 (includes t-shirt)
Sign up individually, as a family (€5 per child), or create a team with friends or colleagues!

SWIM

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

SHARE & SUPPORT

Share your photos on social media.
Set up a fundraising page on iDonate or Facebook.

YOUR SAFETY

Your safety is of paramount importance to us. Before you participate in this event, ensure you follow all safety guidelines and public safety information.

Choose a safe place to swim

Never swim alone

Get in, get out, warm up

Read our full safety advice notice before swimming.

YOUR IMPACT

63

PARTICIPANTS

2

TEAMS

11.540

RAISED

Team Leaderboard

A massive thank you to our companies, societies and teams for taking on the challenge and making a difference in Galway this Christmas.

Individuals Leaderboard

Congratulations to these legendary Galwegains for “braving the cold” and raising much needed funds for COPE Galway’s clients and services

CONNECT ONLINE

Join our Facebook group to connect with other participants

Share photos on social media and tag @COPEGalway, using hashtags #BraveTheCold #COPEChristmasSwim

Keep an eye on our Photo Wall for the photos that you post