Terms and Conditions

Booking & Payment.

To book your place on an Open water swim camp, please fill out the booking form in full.

Payment is made in full at the time of booking.

We will then contact you directly to confirm further details.


You undertake the open water swim camp at your own risk. Open water swim camps have public liability insurance. We advise that you have your own health/travel insurance which covers you against medical and personal accident risks.

Swim Ability.

Open water swim camps are aimed at improving and enjoying open water swimming. These camps have been designed based on different levels of abilities, please ensure you check your ability level before booking a camp.

Open Water Swimming Ability Measure.


You have only just started, or not even tried open water swimming.

You are able to swim 1km in the pool.


You are able to swim at least 1.5km – pool and open water, preferably 3k.


As intermediate plus, you are a confident open water swimmer being able to swim at least 3km in open water, and are looking to improve technique and enhance your training. These camps are aimed at open water swimmers, triathletes and iron man participants.

If you are unsure on which ability level you come under, please contact us with regards to the course you are interested in.

Age restrictions.

You must be 18 years or over to attend an open water swim camp.


Swimming open water requires a certain level of fitness. Please ensure you are a proficient swimmer and are fit enough to take part. Please advise at the time of booking if you have any health concerns or if you suffer from asthma, diabetes etc.

What equipment do I need to bring with me?

•    Your own wetsuit

•    Swimming trunks/swim suit

•    Spare swim cap (we will provide you with an Open water swim cap)

•    Goggles

•    Towel

•    Warm clothing (inc. woolly hat)

•    Footwear (either sea shoes or flip flops to go to and from the sea)

•    Rucksack/swim bag

•    Vaseline (to avoid chaffing)

•    Ear plugs

The Swim Camp Group.

Open Water Swim Camps Galway are keen to ensure each person receives the attention they require on the Open Water swim camps. This is why we keep our group numbers to no more than 14 attendees maximum.

It is a great way to mix with like minded swimmers, share each other’s experiences and learn in a safe and organised environment with experienced swim coaches and support team.

Your Safety.

At Open water swim camps Galway your safety is our number one priority, in the event of any issue affecting safety (natural or artificial event) we reserve the right to adjust the issued programme and locations of our swims and if necessary cancel a swim.

For all our swims we have an experienced sea safety team on kayaks in the water with you.

Where necessary we will be accompanied by a safety boat.

Marine Life.

All part of the open water swimming experience, and we are in good hands. We will check our chosen swim spots every day to ensure your best safety. For anyone concerned about  Jelly fish stings, we will do our best to avoid areas where they are populated and any stings that do occur will be treated immediately. This is why we have several different swimming routes planned.

Accommodation (if applicable).

We have personally checked the accommodation for our swim camp attendees to ensure that it is up to our high level of standards, ensuring the most suitable location and facilities to suit everyone’s needs. Accommodation is booked separately by you.

Snacks and refreshments.

We always provide hot drinks/water and snacks after swims.

Course Itinerary.

Your full itinerary will be sent to you by email once we have received your booking confirmation and payment. You will be expected to take part in the whole training course. It has been created to be beneficial as well as enjoyable. If for any reason you do not wish to take part in a certain aspect of the course we would need to be notified at your earliest convenience. The course price is fixed, so we are not able to offer any refund for any part of the schedule that you wish not to take part in.


In the event you need to cancel your booking with us you must write to us by email to advise that you wish to cancel your booking immediately, so that we can take the best action required. Cancellation charges do apply and are detailed below:

a. Cancellation advised 56 days or more before camp start date 

You will receive a full refund.

b. Cancellation advised 55 days or under before camp start date

Charges will apply for any cancellations or amendments made to your booking within this time. Dependant on the time given, we may not be able to offer any refund.

If you are able to find a replacement for your booking, we can offer a refund once payment has been received in full from the new attendee, less admin charges tba.

Use of This Website.

Access to and use of this website is provided subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use (this document) which you should read carefully. By accessing this website you hereby accept same. Open Water Swim Camps has taken all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information on the pages of this site it can accept no legal liability in respect of any inaccuracy or incompleteness in such information. Open Water Swim Camps is not responsible for the contents of any off site pages referenced or linked to.

Privacy Policy.

Open Water Swim Camps  respects your right to privacy and comply with our obligations under the relevant Irish and European Data Protection Acts. The purpose of stating our web site privacy policy is to outline how we deal with any personal data provided to us while visiting this web site. If you are not happy with any element of the policy set out below you should refrain from use of this web site. Visit our Privacy page for more information.

Disclaimer and Waiver of Liability.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided on this website is accurate and up-to-date. If you notice any errors or omissions please let us know as soon as possible.

It is our policy to respond and correct errors within 7 working days of receiving accurate and verified information. To report an error, please email

Open Water Swim Camps and it’s employees or agents assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up-to-date nature of the information provided on the web site at this time and do not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions.

The site sometimes links to external sites over which Open Water Swim Camps has no control and accepts no responsibility. Any links from this website to external websites are provided as a matter of convenience only. They should not be taken as an endorsement of the contents or practices of those external websites.

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