Naturalist John Muir said it best “Into the sea I go, to lose my mind and soothe my soul”. We’ve all heard about the many, many benefits of sea swimming – from improving our mood, boosting our immunity and helping us to sleep better. Not to mention the wonderful sense of community among Ireland’s growing number of sea swimmers.
Yet, it can still be hard to dip more than a toe into the chilly waters surrounding this country.
If you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge for the first time or you are a regular swimmer who is looking to push themselves, ISPCC has just the challenge for you.
We are launching the September Sea Swim for Childline. It’s very straightforward: Simply sign up to do 10 swims on septemberseaswim.com whenever you want throughout the month. You can do it as a solo challenge or with a group of friends.
This is a fantastic opportunity to nurture your mental and physical health while supporting the wellbeing of children and young people. All funds raised will do directly to Childline, Ireland’s only 24/7 listening service, to ensure that there is always someone to listen when a child or young person needs to talk.
Once you have signed up on the ISPCC website, Childline will send you a September Sea Swim digital pack including your own swim chart, a swim checklist that includes swimming locations nationwide, and a September Sea Swim sponsorship card. Choose 10 days throughout the month and which location works best for you.
Friends and family can donate to your fundraising page by sharing on Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook, email, Twitter and Linkedin.
Once you have completed the 10 swims, you will receive a September Sea Swim Certificate of Completion and if you raise €200 or more, we will send you a Childline by ISPCC Keep Cup – the perfect accessory for a ‘sip and dip’. Fill it with tea or coffee to keep you warm after your next plunge.
- Go to septemberseaswim.com to sign up or for more information