Beat the Ferryman Swim

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Passage Hurling Club supported by Passage East & Crooke Development Association present Beat The Ferryman Open Water Swim , a 600M open water swim from Ballyhack, Co Wexford to Passage East, Co Waterford.

Entrance fee is €20 and includes an exclusive swim hat for the first 250 registered swimmers.

Competitors register online in advance of the event and then sign-in at Passage Community Centre on the day, swimmers shall be ferried to Ballyhack courtesy of The Passage East Car Ferry.

The swim is 600M across the magnificent River Suir and there are Wet Suit & Non Wet Suit categories, prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category for both male and female.

A comprehensive Safety Plan is in place for the event, safety both in and out of the water is paramount. 


Loads of onshore Family Fun activities shall take place in the area surrounding the Community Centre in Passage on the day -  including Kids Face-painting, Tea/Coffee & Cake stall, Burger/Hot Dog stall, Music and of course a kids playground, plenty for spectators to enjoy as well as a perfect point to watch the swim! Refreshments for competitors and the presentation of prizes shall take place in the Passage East Community Centre within 1 hour of the swim finishing.

For any enquiries about this event, feel free to email us at or visit