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Pickie To Pier Swim

Sat 24 June 2023 • Skippingstone Beach (Pickie)

Swim starts: 2:00pm • £22 • Seaside Revival

Join us for the highly anticipated return of the legendary Pickie to Pier Swim, presented in partnership with Ballyholme Yacht Club. This exhilarating race made a triumphant comeback in 2019 as part of the Seaside Revival celebrations after a remarkable 30-year hiatus and is once again a cherished event on Bangor’s summer calendar. On the 24th of June 2023, we invite you to be part of another unforgettable experience.

We’re expecting an impressive turnout this year, with around 200 swimmers taking the plunge, while a fervent audience of hundreds of spectators will be on hand to cheer on these intrepid swimmers.

With the high tide being late in the afternoon the race will take place at 2pm but there will be plenty to do at the race start area from 10am. This year we have Mourne Hot Barrel Sauna visiting, hot food and coffee as well as music and pre-race warmups.

Each swimmer will receive a race pack, including their swim cap at registration and all swimmers will receive a finishing medal, complimentary hot drinks and snack at the finish, with prizes for 1st,2nd and 3rd place.

Such an extraordinary event would not be possible without the invaluable support of our local organizations. We extend our gratitude the dedicated team from Ballyholme Yacht Club, Kevin Baird and our local RNLI, and, of course, our remarkable volunteers, who work tirelessly to ensure the success of this spectacular occasion.

See you at the starting line!