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#Swim360 - Two years ago they became the first people to navigate Asia's longest river from source to sea by kayak when they completed the 16,000-mile Silk Roads to Shanghai. Now David Burns and Maghnus Collins are undertaking another great challenge closer to home – as they aim to be the first people to swim around the entire coastline of Ireland. The adventurous duo set out from Dalkey's Coliemore Harbour on Wednesday 3 June, as previously reported on Afloat.ie, swimming in…
#IrelandSwim - The main challenges confronting two swimmers who aim to become the first to circumnavigate the entire island of Ireland this summer will be stormy seas, rough weather and stinging jellyfish, writes The Irish Times. David Burns from Coleraine and Maghnus Collins from Limerick are seasoned adventurers having kayaked the Yangtze river, ran across the Sahara desert and cycled from Cape Town to Ireland in recent years. The pair set off from Coliemore Harbour in Dalkey earlier on Wednesday…
#LiffeySwim - Dublin celebrated its 95th Liffey Swim yesterday as more than 360 people took to the river's waters yesterday (13 September) for the annual race through the heart of the capital. As The Irish Times reports, 257 men and 111 women set off from the quays at the Guinness brewery on the more than 2km downstream course towards the Loopline Bridge, swimming beneath the majority of the city's landmark spans. And almost all of the swimmers completed the race,…
#boyneswim – The inaugural Boyne swim which was held as part of the Irish maritime festival was won by nationally acclaimed swimmer and tri-athlete Brian Harris, Base2Race, from Ashford Co Wicklow who won the race in a time of 27.46 Minutes. The overall winning female was Rachael Lee from Dublin and the overall junior was Muiris O'Murchadha also from Dublin aged 17. Over 150 swimmers participated in the race and the course was 2.7km on the river Boyne going throught…
#watersafety – Irish Water Safety is appealing to the public to stay within their depth when swimming in open water during this current spell of hot weather, following an analysis of the thirteen drownings in last years heat wave. Swim at Lifeguarded waterways - hereIf there is no Lifeguarded waterway nearby then swim at a recognized, traditional bathing areaSwim within your depth - stay within your depth;Use local knowledge to determine local hazards and safest areas to swim;Ensure that ringbuoys…
#coastguard – A massive search is underway for a missing swimmer in the Ravenglass estuary. Liverpool Coastguard took a 999 call from a member of the public just after 9am this morning. They reported seeing a man up to his chest in the water and then attempt to swim across the estuary. He soon disappeared from view but his dog made it back to shore and was barking for his owner. The Millom and Whitehaven Coastguard Rescue Teams, the search…
#Swimming - Some 50 friends of a young German-Irish man in a coma since a road accident in the US last year are this weekend racing to swim all 17 Irish coastal counties over 38 hours for his recovery, as TheJournal.ie reports. The 'Swim for Pádraig' was organised to raise funds for the care of popular 23-year-old Pádraig Schaler, who's currently in hospital in Germany after he was knocked off his bicycle in Cape Cod last summer while on a…
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