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The 2015 Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim

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The 2015 Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim will take place on July 11th at 15:30.   The Lee Swim is a point-to-point swimming race through the center of Cork City. It dates back to 1914, or possibly earlier. The Swim was relaunched in 2005 as the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim and has been held annually since. It is organised as a fun event, open to all competent swimmers. The Swim is approximately 2km in length and follows a unique course that exploits the fact that the centre of Cork City is an island. Swimmers will pass under nine bridges over the course of the Swim. Entries are now open and will close on 7th July, or earlier if the limit of 600 swimmers is reached.  Click here to register. There is a carnival atmosphere to the Swim, with celebrations continuing late into the evening. So if you are not participating it is well worth going in to have a look, support the contestants and soak up the atmosphere.  Click here to get a sense of the atmosphere on the day. If you are visiting Cork City this Summer make sure you check out the fantastic special offers on group or family budget self catering accommodation at UCC Campus Accommodation.  We provide quality, budget self catering accommodation located close to the River Lee and only walking distance to University College Cork and Cork City Centre.  It is an ideal base to explore everything Cork has to offer.