Still time to sign up for ‘Swim Where You Are’ for COPE Galway

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There is still time to sign up for “Swim Where You Are” (21 – 30 December), COPE Galway’s reimagined Christmas Swim to comply with pandemic restrictions.

The charity is appealing to people connected to Galway at home and abroad to register online at Those who sign up will receive a t-shirt by post along with safety information, and they are invited to swim wherever they are between 21 and 30 December.

The funds raised directly support COPE Galway’s services for people affected by homelessness, women and children experiencing domestic abuse and older people at risk of social and nutritional isolation in Galway.

To avoid crowds and for best social distancing practice, there will not be a Christmas Day event at Blackrock in Salthill this year, breaking a three-decade tradition.

But although people can’t be all together in Salthill on Christmas morning, taking part in “Swim Where You Are” means you can continue your Christmas Swim tradition wherever you are, creating memories and raising funds – while staying connected to Galway this Christmas.

To register and for further information please visit