The next Martin Duggan Memorial Swim will take place on Friday, 6 June 2014 at Ashe Quay, Fermoy. This page contains an explanation of the participant criteria, the entry fees for this year’s swim, instructions on how to enter and useful downloads.

Participant Criteria:

  1. All swimmers who have competitive membership of a Swim Ireland-affiliated club or are members of any FINA-affiliated body and will be aged 12 years or older on the day of the swim are eligible to swim once they agree to the Event Waiver (on entry form). While there’s no set qualifying swim, all swimmers should have completed an open water swim of 1.5 km or more in the weeks before the swim.
  2. In addition to all of 1. above, all swimmers who will be aged 17 years or younger on the day of the swim must have parental consent to swim. The parents/legal guardians of these swimmers must sign the Parental Consent Form and return it to the event director in advance of the swim.
  3. Swimmers have the option of wearing a wetsuit or not and don’t have to make up their minds until the day of the swim. The expected water temperature will be announced in the email briefing about a week before the swim.

Entry Fees:

  • Swimmers who will be aged 18 years or older on the day: €15.00
  • Swimmers who will be aged 17 years or younger on the day: €10.00

The entry fees cover the cost of running the swim and numbered swimming hats for every swimmer. Any money left over after the all of the costs of running the event have been covered will be donated to the Blackwater Sub-Aqua Club Search & Recovery Unit who are based here in Fermoy.

How to Enter:

You can enter online or, if you prefer, on paper. If you would prefer to enter online, just click on the link below and you will be taken straight to our Active.com event page where you can enter on the spot.

Button – Owen O'Keefe

If you would prefer to enter on paper, you can download the Entry Form, fill it out and post it (with the appropriate entry fee) to Mr. Owen O’Keefe, 3 Springfield, Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland or scan it and email it to blackwaterswim@gmail.com – don’t forget to include the Parental Consent Form if you will be aged 17 years or younger on the day of the swim! You will receive an email confirming your entry.

Downloads (PDF):

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