Swim for good

Our annual Swimsmooth BIG charity swim is back again for 2021. This year we are delighted to be able to support a local charity, Main Street Food Bank in Naas, Co. Kildare. Having raised €4,000 for our chosen charity during our last event in 2019, we have set an ambitious target of €4,000 for 2021. 


The BIG charity swim is about celebrating our swim community and supporting one another while completing either a 5km or 10km swim in the pool. The event will take place on Sunday 19th December in Killashee Pool, Naas, Co. Kildare. There will be a 5am and 7am start for the 5km. The 10km will start at 5am.

With the ever increasing reach of our swimming community throughout Ireland, we realise that you may be be able to travel to Co. Kildare. We are offering you the chance to still participate along with your favourite lane mates by completing this event in your own pool. Choose the DIY option. Please note that shirts will only be available to participants living in the Republic of Ireland.

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Bragging rights

Sign up to this event before 18th November 2021 to receive this attractive long sleeve sports top with 1/4 front zip. breathable mesh panels, moisture wicking fabric, rear zip pocket and reflective strip. Not only will you be snug after your winter squad sessions but it's perfect for run and cycle too.

What to expect

Starting before dawn, this swim challenge will give you bragging rights for the rest of 2021 and a good story to tell the family over Christmas lunch. Take on this 5km or 10km distance with the help of your lane mates. Take turns in leading 100m repeats, with short rest intervals. Remember, pacing is key! The goal is to finish and raise much needed funds for MAIN STREET FOOD BANK NAAS through sponsorship with your ambitious goal to swim your chosen distance. Scoffing copious amounts of mince pies and bananas deck side is all part of the fun!

Do your bit

Once you have signed up to your chosen distance, it's time to shout it from the roof tops. Tell everyone on your social media channels that you are undertaking a swim challenge for charity so they can support you with sponsorship, all of which goes directly to Main Street Food Bank.

All donations will be handled through the following link:


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