Hit the Wall Open Water Swim Challenge 2017

26 May 2017 00:00 – 29 May 2017 23:59
Location: The Foy Centre, Dundalk Street, Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland
Category:Carlingford Events

Hit the Wall Open Water Swim Challenge 2017

Carlingford Lough and Camlough Lake - Friday 26th to Monday 29th of May 2017


Day 1 Friday 26th May 2017


Hit the Wall Carlingford 2017Bus will leave Carlingford at 645pm (if you are not availing of the bus then please be at Carrickcruppen GAC for 19:30 start).

HITtheWALL REGISTRATION

Carrickcruppen GAC Club Camlough Road, Newry 

19:30 – 20:15 Introduction and registration

Issue of swim caps and swim numbers

20.15 HITtheWALL Warm-up 

21:30 – 23:00 HITtheWALL NIGHT SWIM

Camlough Lake Co.Armagh

Bus will return to Carlingford at 11.30pm 

Course: This will be around a 1km - 2km course depending on ability Duration: 60 minutes swimming dusk into nightfall swim

Swimmers will be asked to stay in groups of two or more for safety and also to experience swimming in the dark with a fun and safe attitude. You will be given a specific swim briefing on the night regarding this swim and all swimmers will be supplied with glow sticks. Adventure lights may be worn. 

For further information visit Infinity Channel Swimming

Day 2 Saturday 27th May 2017 


07:30 – 08:30 YOGA WITH A TWIST

INFINITY HUBB Foy Centre, Carlingford

60 minutes. Please wear loose fitting clothing – bring a towel and a drink.

09:00 – 11:00 HITtheWALL SWIM Time Trial

South Pier, Carlingford Lough Co.Louth 09:00 Registration at the infinity registration hubb

09:30 Safety briefing for swimmers and water safety crew

09.45 – 10:45 SWIM Time trail

60 minutes maximum – you can choose to exit the water before this.

Course: A looped swim course

Duration: 60 minutes.

For novice swimmers to build confidence in the open water and for the more advanced swimmers to build distance and speed ALL competing with equal ability swimmers. The distance you cover during this swim will help to allocate your swim group for the rest of the HITtheWALL weekend. Your distance and time will be recorded. Time trials give valuable information on your performance for the challenge of your choice.

12:00 – 16:30 THE BATTLE OF CARLINGFORD LOUGH RACE

Omeath Pier, Omeath Co.Louth 12:00 – 12:30 Registration at pier (in Granvue Hotel , Omeath if inclining weather)

12:45 Safety briefing

13:00 – 16:00 RACE

Course: A – B

Duration: 3 hours maximum

Distance: 7k + Swim time will be a maximum duration of three hours regardless of the distance you have covered. This will be sheltered and costal swimming hugging the shoreline so you can build confidence in this environment. Swim exit points will be identified during the briefing. This is race pace but take a second to enjoy beautiful Carlingford lough.

There is a 5K option available this is also a tidal assessed swim.

17:30 – 18:30 THE BATTLE OF CARLINGFORD LOUGH PRESENTATIONS

INFINITY HUBB Foy Centre, Carlingford

RELAX ! Guinness time get together VENUE In Carlingford : TBC

For further information visit Infinity Channel Swimming

DAY 3 Sunday 28th May 2017


07:30 – 08:30 HITtheWALL MEDITATON 

INFINITY HUBB Foy Centre, Carlingford

60 minutes. Please wear loose fitting clothing – bring a towel and a drink.

TARGET: Meditation. One of the most powerful tools for channel swimmers / long distance swimmers to completely involve yourself in your swim allowing you to break down barriers including fear, anxiety, pain and cold.

10:30 – 13:00 HITtheWALL SWIM Time Trial

South Pier, Carlingford Lough Co.Louth 10:30 Registration at the infinity registration hubb

11:15 Safety briefing

11:30 – 13:00 SWIM Time trail

Course: A looped swim course

Duration: 90 minutes. You can choose to exit the water before this.

For novice swimmers to build confidence in the open water and for the more advanced swimmers to build distance and speed ALL competing with equal ability swimmers. Your time will be recorded. Time trials give valuable information on your performance for the challenge of your choice.

14:30 – 18:00 HITtheWALL QUALIFIERS AND SWIM FOR ALL 

South Pier, Carlingford Lough Co.Louth 14:30 Registration at the infinity registration hubb

15:15 Safety briefing

15:30 – 17:30 SWIM

RELAY TEAM QUALIFIERS MUST COMPLETE 2 HOURS SWIMMING

Course: A looped swim course

This swim suits all levels. Swim time will be a maximum of two hours regardless of the distance you have covered. This is the qualifying swim for relay team members taking on a channel crossing in the coming season. CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION WILL BE ISSUED.

Duration: 2 HOURS

18:30- 19:15 HITtheWALL Presentation

INFINITY HUBB Foy Centre, Carlingford

Collect your certificate and qualification forms for the 2 hour qualification swim5 Guinness time get together VENUE: TBC 20:00 approx early night big day tomorrow!

For further information visit Infinity Channel Swimming

Day 4 Monday 29th MAY 2017


HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU

HITtheWALL marathon swim qualifiers

HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU Venue posted locally the evening before 

SESSION 1: 8 hour qualifier see below SESSION 2: 6 hour qualifier see below

SESSION 3: 4 ½ hour qualifier see below

Course: Various

Duration: 4 ½ hours MINIMUM 8 hours MAXIMUM

UNSHELTERED COSTAL SWIMMING – POTENTIAL ROUGH SEAS WITH LARGE SWELL

These are qualifying swim for the North (Irish) channel / English channel or channel of your choice. Swim time will be a maximum of 8 hours regardless of the distance you have covered.

SESSION 1 HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU

SESSION 1: 8 hour qualifier

Time: 04:45 Registration at the infinity registration hub

VENUE: TBC POSTED LOCALLY THE DAY BEFORE

Safety Briefing 05:15 Swim Start: 05:30 Finish time 13.30

Adventure lights / Glow Sticks recommended

Please come prepared with feed bags packed for infinity crew collection

Swim secure bags are recommended for self feed

PLEASE HAVE A BAG PREPARED FOR SWIM FINISH AS THIS WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT POINT

SESSION 2: 6 hour qualifier HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU

VENUE: TBC POSTED LOCALLY THE DAY BEFORE

Time: 06:00 Registration at the infinity registration hub

Safety Briefing 06:30 Swim Start: 06:45 Finish time 12.45

Please come prepared with feed bags packed for infinity crew collection

Swim secure bags are recommended for self feeding

PLEASE HAVE A BAG PREPARED FOR SWIM FINISH AS THIS WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT POINT

SESSION 3: 4 ½ hour qualifier HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU

VENUE: TBC POSTED LOCALLY THE DAY BEFORE

Time: 06:00 Registration at the infinity registration hub

Safety Briefing 06:30 Swim Start: 06:45 Finish time 11.15

For further information visit Infinity Channel Swimming

Please come prepared with feed bags packed for infinity crew collection

Swim secure bags are recommended for self feeding

PLEASE HAVE A BAG PREPARED FOR SWIM FINISH AS THIS WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT POINT 

The crew at infinity channel swimming are ready to challenge you as much as you are ready to be challenged. 

Further details on adventure lights, swim secure bags and hints and tips on what to pack, accommodation and local areas are available at www.infinitychannelswimming.com

**All swimming venues and start positions are weather wind and tidal dependent and may change up to one hour prior to the swim start. We will update regularly via email and the infinity channel swimming facebook page.** 

Adventure lights may be worn. Chillswims/flotation device essential

For further information visit Infinity Channel Swimming

Infinity Channel Swimming


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