- Swimmers enter the new slip South of the Sand Quay
- Swim South along inside of Monkstown Marina and turn at first buoy, heading east into the Bay
- At 2nd Buoy swimmers turn North heading towards 3rd Buoy
- Swimmers make a final turn and exit at the same slip.
- Swimmers make their way along cordoned off footpath, across the Main Road at stewarded crossing via the Traffic Island and then up Glen Road to transition area in Monkstown Park.