Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim

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Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim event poster for 2014
The Lee Swim is one of the top open water swimming events in Ireland and the world. The Lee River course runs through the centre of the City of Cork, Ireland. It is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims.

Originally held in 1914, the event will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2014. It annually draws more than 420 swimmers in its 99th edition and crowds in excess of 5,000. Most swimmers compete for age group prizes (under 20, 20-24, 25-29...up to 80-84) while others raise money for local charities. Following the swim a very social atmosphere continues on the boardwalk outside the Clarion Hotel and various festivities into the night.

Contents

Video of 2011 Race

Distance

2 km (1,700m downstream and 300m upstream)

Type

River

Location

City Lee River, Cork

State/County/Province Munster

Country Ireland

Region Europe

Contact

Name Joe Donnelly and Oswald Schmidt

Email Lee_Swim@CorkMasters.ie

Event Information

Month: July

Event Date: 12 July 2014

Website: Lee Swim

Class: Amateur

Wetsuit: Yes

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