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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…
Galway Bay Swim In Call For Support Boats
#GalwayBaySwim - Organisers of the Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim are appealing for support boats to help out on the day. As Galway Bay FM reports, this year's event in aid of Cancer Care West will take place on…
Warning Over Dangers Of Open Water Swimming
#Swimming - Waterways Ireland advises anyone engaged in open water swimming training of the inherent dangers attached to this activity in locations where there is boating traffic. A swimmer in the water wearing high visibility head gear will always remain…
New Book Celebrates Wild Swimming In Ireland
#WildSwimming - Wild Swimming in Ireland is a new book of photography showcasing some of the most breathtaking locations to take a dip around the island, as the Banbridge Leader reports. Compiled by open sea swimmer Maureen McCoy and photographer Paul McCambridge…
Galway Bay Swim Subject Of New Documentary
#GalwayBaySwim - A documentary celebrating 10 years of the Galway Bay Swim had a special screening in the City of the Tribes this week to mark the launch of the 11th charity swim this July. As Galway Bay FM reports,…
John Brennan with the volunteer lifeboat crew, fundraisers, supporters and guests at Dunmore East RNLI
#OpenWaterSwim - The first ever Dunmore East RNLI Open Water Swim was launched with great fanfare yesterday (Thursday 10 March) by well-known hotelier John Brennan. A very keen sailor who's hosted boating events at his Dromquinna Manor in Kenmore, Brennan…
#Swimming - You might think twice about that dip at the Forty Foot after new research identified a link between swimming in cold water and an increased risk of strokes. Finnish news website YLE reports on the study by Chinese…
Adventurers Near Half-Way Point On Round Ireland Swim
#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…
Swim by Adventures Around Entire Island of Ireland
#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…
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