Once again we are organising the annual ‘Ian Daly Swim A Mile With A Smile’ in aid of Barretstown and the Children’s Cancer Research Centre at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin. We ran another very successful event in 2017 and raised €27,000 which was divided equally between the two charities. Pictures from the event and details of the cheque presentations are here. 

Through your support and the generosity of your sponsors we have now raised over €552,000 since the event began 14 years ago. Thank you to all of you without whose effort we would not have been able to raise such a large sum of money and we look forward to your continued support this year.

Please encourage your friends and family to try the swim challenge this year. It is a great way to support our charities and enjoy the satisfaction of reaching some personal milestones along the way!


The focus of the 2018 event will be on Saturday and Sunday 21st and 22nd  April in the National Aquatic Centre in Blanchardstown where swimmers can avail of complimentary use of the pool to complete their charity swim.  We are encouraging everyone to swim a mile either on their own or as part of a relay group at a time that suits you around this weekend. Log on to the website and click the registration link on the Home page.  Choose the date of your swim and a time that suits you. If you cannot make this weekend you are more than welcome to complete the swim on a day and time that suits you in your local pool. Contact us and we can help organise this for you.

You will find a training plan on our website that will help you build up to swimming a mile in just 6 weeks!

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We look forward to your participation this year. If you need any further information please let us know.