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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…
Hundreds Brave Dublin City's Waters In 95th Liffey Swim
#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…
River Boyne Swim Won By Wicklow Triathlete Brian Harris
#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…
Open Sea Swimming Advice Issued by Irish Water Safety
#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…
Search Underway for Missing Swimmer in Ravenglass Estuary, Cumbria
#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…
'Swim For Pádraig' Group Races Round Ireland's Coastal Counties
#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…

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