The Castle Swim Series - Lough Cutra Castle

Lough Cutra Castle, Gort, Co Galway,

Sat 27th May 2023

3 races

£34.00 - £49.00



The safety of our community is our priority and we are always working (and adapting) our plans to ensure safe racing.

All our 2022 events will be run in line with government guidelines and, if required, we have plans in place to run them as socially distanced events.

We ran a very successful socially distanced event at Hever Castle in September 2020. If required, we have safety plans in place so that all events and all venues can be run as socially distanced events. If this is necessary, we keep our community informed and will be in touch with relevant athletes with detailed information.

Our decision making will be informed by announcements from and conversations with the following groups:

  • Government
  • Sporting governing bodies
  • Venues
  • Suppliers
  • Athletes

To plan and run socially distanced events, we are guided by the following five principals:

  • Education Communication
  • Density Reduction
  • Touch Point Reduction
  • Athlete Self-Reliance
  • Hygiene Emphasis

It is vital that as a community, we all take responsibility to keep each other safe whilst preparing and taking part our event weekends. We are grateful for your continued support and understanding.

Castle Race Series has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description


This swim only event will be open to outdoor swimmers as an event in its own right, and provides the choice of three different distances: 5km 2.5km and 1mile. The event boasts a unique and stunning swim route in Europe’s largest privately owned lake, within the beautiful grounds of Lough Cutra Castle, and is described by many triathletes as the ‘best open water swim ever completed’

All swimmers will be provided with timing chips and the races categorised into wetsuits and non-wetsuits. Prizes will be awarded for the first place male and female competitors in each distance.



How to Get There

We have partnered with Stena Line and Irish Ferries to make planning your trip to Lough Cutra as easy as possible. Check your competitor confirmation emails for fantastic discounts for your ferry crossings!


On site parking in close proximity to the venue. Follow the yellow car CRS parking signs as you get towards the venue


Lough Cutra, Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland

Course Details

The Castle was built during the Gothic revival period and is idyllically situated overlooking the Estate’s 1,000 acre lake (the largest privately owned lake in Europe), home to this event’s open-water swims.

Medals, Prizes & Photos

All participants receive a medal. You can order an iTab insert at checkout.

Minimum Ages

1 Mile - 13 years

2.5K - 16 years

5K - 18 years


We host a family campsite for tents and caravans in the castle grounds, with pitches starting at £30. Go to your Active account and click 'Purchase Merchandise' to add camping to your registration.


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27 May 2023

£34.00 - £49.00


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