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Kevin Procter swimming the English Channel
Skin cancer is an incredibly common form of cancer - 60% of British people either currently suffer from, or will suffer from some form of the skin disease in their lifetime. A Gloucestershire man, Kevin Procter, recently decided he wanted…
Paul O’Flynn at the National 5k Open Water Championships on Lough Dan, Co Wicklow last month
#LiffeySwim - RTÉ journalist Paul O’Flynn fulfilled his “lifelong dream” of winning the Liffey Swim men’s race in the event’s 99th running yesterday afternoon (Saturday 1 September). The Half Moon Swimming Club member finished with a time of around 43…
Spectators on the Ha’penny Bridge cheer on previous Liffey swimmers
#LiffeySwim - Some 500 swimmers are expected to take a dip in Dublin city centre this afternoon (Saturday 1 September) in the 99th running of the Liffey Swim. Now sponsored by Jones Engineering and organised by Leinster Open Sea, the…
Take A Dip This Christmas Day With Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club
#CY&BC - The Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club annual Christmas Day Swim in aid of the RNLI is back for 2017. This year’s swim takes place at 1pm on Monday 25 December at the slipway across from the CY&BC. Those…
The men’s starters make a splash in the 98th Liffey Swim on Saturday 9 September
#LiffeySwim - The 98th Liffey Swim on Saturday (9 September) was a double for Dublin Swimming Club, according to BreakingNews.ie. Colin Monaghan and Anne Marie Bourke won the men’s and women’s races respectively over the 2.2km course from the Rory O’Moore…
Some of the swimmers taking part in tomorrow’s big swim on Lough Erne
#Swimming - A number of novice open water swimmers will be taking part in a major event on Lough Erne this weekend. The ​past 10 weeks have seen 20 people taking part in the Couch to 5km Challenge on Lough…
A course is set in Ballyholme Bay of approximately 750m around yellow buoys
Over 100 swimmers took to the sea for the first night of Ballyholme Yacht Club's Open Water Swimming series last night. The series is now in its fourth year with participants from 8 years old to seasoned triathletes looking for…
Children take part in a Swim Safe session in Poole, Dorset
#Swimming - Northern Ireland will be included for the first time in Swim Safe, a programme offering free outdoor swimming and water safety sessions for children aged 7-14 across the UK. Swim Safe teaches children how to stay safe when…
Taking to the water at the start of the 2016 Dunmore East RNLI Open Water Swim
#Swimming - This year’s Dunmore East RNLI Open Water Swim sponsored by Activate and Lidl will take place on Saturday 20 May. Entry is €25 for any of three swims over distances of 1600m, 800m and a junior swim of…
Dive into Lough Erne for the Couch to 5K Swim Challenge this summer
#Swimming - Waterways Ireland has welcomed Maureen McCoy and Paul McCambridge’s efforts to bring their Couch to 5K Swim Challenge to Lough Erne. The 10-week programme is designed to bring swimmers out of the pool and into the open water.…
Carlingford To Host European Championships For Global Swim Series
#Swimming - Carlingford in Co Louth is the venue for the Global Swim Series European Championships on Saturday 15 October. Ireland has already hosted 14 races in the international league for open water swimming, which included the legendary Liffey Swim…
Swimmers make a splash at the start of last weekend's Liffey Swim
#LiffeySwim - "Perfect" conditions greeted the 430 swimmers who took a dip in the capital's river for the 97th Liffey Swim last weekend, as TheJournal.ie reports. Brian Murray and Jennifer Gilbert were the respective men's and women's winners in the…
Heather Clatworthy pictured after he extraordinary swim from Inishowen to Portstewart this week
#SeaSwim - Charity worker Heather Clatworthy has become only the second swimmer to cross the Atlantic between the Inishowen Peninsula and Portstewart on the North Coast – and the first in nearly 90 years, according to the Irish Examiner. The…
Swimmers crossing Galway Bay for the annual charity swim on Saturday 23 July
#GalwayBaySwim - Hello Deer Media was on hand to capture on video the tremendous effort on display at last weekend's Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, more than 100 swimmers crossed Galway Bay from Auginish…
Liffey Swim Set For First Saturday In August
#LiffeySwim - The 97th Dublin City Liffey Swim will take place on Saturday 6 August. The men's race will kick off from 1.30pm at Croppies Acre heading downstream beneath 12 of the city's bridges as far as the Loop Line…
Swimmers taking part in the 11th Galway Bay Swim on Saturday 23 July
#GalwayBaySwim - More than 100 swimmers crossed from Auginish to Salthill in the 11th annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim at the weekend, as Galway Bay FM reports. First across the bay on Saturday 23 July in his wetsuit…

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