Rock Around the Point
Rock Around the Point is yet another great local swim in Northern Ireland. This is a great opportunity for swimmers of all abilities to take part in an organised sea swim in the fantastic setting of Carlingford Lough with both the Mourne and Cooley Mountains in the background. The swim starts at the iconic Outdoor Swimming Baths in Warrenpoint, right near the quaint downtown area.
Water safety is paramount at Camlough Lake. There will be lifeguards, safety boats and kayaks in the water to offer swimmers a pleasant start to their race. The traditional event route is a triangular circuit in an anti-clockwise direction from the baths to Gunnaway Rock across back to the baths. The event can bring on challenging conditions some years and tides can work both with and against swimmers at varying points of the race.
If you’re looking for a fun chance to test your sea swimming abilities in a charming Northern Irish town this is a perfect race for all!