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Lough Dan Race

Date: 
Saturday, 18 August, 2018 (All day)

Lough Dan Course and Location

Lough Dan is located in a picturesque location in the Wicklow Mountains. Access to the water is via a small stony beach on the south-east end of the lake, at the Lough Dan scouts den.

The race course is a straight line in south-to-north direction, 1.25km each way. The 5km race is 2 laps, while the 10km race is four laps. For more information, read Noel’s story below.

In addition to the 5km and 10km races, Leinster Open Sea is also offering a 2.5km race (1 lap) for those swimmers who don’t want to (or can’t) swim the longer distances.

Lough Dan is a mountain lake. Water visibility is much lower than the pool or the open sea and may in certain areas of the lake be only one or two feet. Water temperatures may be lower than in the sea. Some swimmers will find swimming in fresh water more difficult than sea water (salt water) due to lack of buoyancy.

For more information @Leinsteropensea