Swim in Pink 2022

It’s back! Salthill will Swim in Pink this Halloween with June Curtin of Snámhaí Sásta to raise vital funds for breast cancer research. Mental health advocate and sea swimmer June Curtin will travel from her native Spanish Point in Co Clare to lead anyone willing to swim, dip or splash in pink into the water at Ladies Beach, Salthill, on Monday, October 31st at 10am. 

Last year, the first ever Swim in Pink raised over €20,000 for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute. The brainchild of Galway’s Blackrock Beachwear founder, Louise Griffin, Swim in Pink returns for a second year to Salthill. To celebrate this, she has created a limited-edition swimwear range especially for the event, and swim shorts for men.

This year’s swimwear range has a new retro swirl design and includes the pink ribbon - the international symbol of breast cancer awareness - and the Swim in Pink logo. You can find the preorder links in our online shop.

“I would love if we can turn the tide on breast cancer,” explains Louise, “and what better way than to swim in pink on October 31st.

“I wanted to support the work of the NBCRI and, as an avid sea swimmer myself, what better way than to dive in for breast cancer research.

“I’m so excited that we will be joined by June Curtin, who is a bit of a celebrity in the sea swimming world, and that we can bring the full Snámhaí Sásta experience to Salthill. June has built an incredible community of sea swimmers from around the country through Snámhaí Sásta and will lead all participants into the water at 10am on Ladies beach this Halloween.”

The Salthill event is part of a nationwide Swim in Pink campaign, where people from around the country are asked to don their brightest pink on Sunday, October 31st and swim, dip, or splash for the NBCRI.

Registration costs €20 at swiminpink.ie and participants will receive a free Swim in Pink swim hat.

Limited edition Swim in Pink swimsuits designed by Blackrock Beachwear can be purchased at www.blackrockbeachwear.ie