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Dubliner Is First To Swim From Kish Lighthouse To Shore
#OpenWaterSwimming - H2Open magazine reports on last week's successful swim from Kish Lighthouse to the Forty Foot by Dublin open water swimmer Gary Fitzgerald - the first person to swim the 12km route. The 24-year-old took on the challenge in…
Hypothermia Ends Dublin Bay Charity Swim Bid
#openseaswim – So close yet so far... that's the verdict from open sea swimmer Glenn Treacy who was attempting to swim across Dublin Bay from Dun Laoghaire to Howth for charity at the weekend. Here Glenn thanks people for being…
Electrician Preps For Killary Fjord Swim
#Fjord - The Irish Times reports on a Galway electrician who's planning to swim the length of Ireland's only fjord for a good cause. Matthew O’Flaherty hopes to fundraise for the Irish Red Cross in Connemara when he attempts the…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Annual Swim This Coming Sunday
#DunLaoghaire - The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Annual Swim for 2013 takes place this coming Sunday 8 September. The men's and ladies' swimming races will both follow the same course starting at the RNLI boathouse, along the East Pier slipway then…
Corkonian Is First Person To Swim Round Bere Island
#Swimming - Open-water swimmer Carol Cashell became the first person to swim around Bere Island when she completed her gruelling charity challenge on Saturday morning (31 August). As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Cork city resident had plenty of experience…
Cork Woman To Swim Round Bere Island
#Swimming - An open-water swimmer whose mother hails from the Beara Peninsula in West Cork is to complete a gruelling swim around Bere Island in aid of Castletownbere RNLI. Carol Cashell, from Cork City, has set the challenge to raise funds…
Liffey Swim Event Sees 335 Take to the Capital's Waters
#liffeyswim– The River Liffey glistened today as 335 men and women of all ages took to the water for the 94th Dublin City Liffey Swim, supported by Dublin City Council and staged by The Open Sea Committee.219 men battled it…
Liffey Swim to Attract Hundreds of Swimmers for Dublin City Festival
#liffeyswim – The Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn will officially start the 94th Liffey Swim, supported by Dublin City Council, this Saturday 24th August as hundreds of brave swimmers take the plunge. This year's race will start at the Loop Line…
Hypothermia Ends Open Sea Swim from Ireland to Wales
#openseaswim – The attempt by well known open water swimmer Steve Redmond to swim from Ireland to Wales ended in the early hours of Thursday morning (22 August) on the advice of his support team, which included medical personnel, after…
Open Sea Swimmer Steve Plans Record Swim for the RNLI
#openseaswim – Well known open water swimmer Steve Redmond from Ballydehob in Cork is about to embark on a record breaking challenge to raise funds and awareness for the RNLI. Steve has already made history for being the first man…
Corkman Is Open Sea Swimming's Man Of The Year
#Swimming - Cork swimmer Steve Redmond has been named World Open Water Swimming's Man of the Year for 2012 for his record-breaking triumph in the Oceans7 Challenge last summer. As the Southern Star declares: "Few individuals in the history of…
300 Swimmers for Sandycove Island Challenge 2012
#openseaswimming – 300 swimmers have entered Sandycove Island Challenge 2012 to be held in Kinsale, Co. Cork on Saturday September 15th at 4pm. Now it its 16th year, the 1,800 metre race takes swimmers around the famous Sandycove Island. The…
Galway Bay Swim Celebrates Seventh Year This Saturday
#GALWAY BAY SWIM - The Galway Advertiser reports that the seventh annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim will take place this Saturday 28 July. Some 40 hardy souls will brave the waters for the 13km swim from Aughinish in…
Irishman Dies in English Channel Swim Attempt
#SWIMMING TRAGEDY - RTÉ News reports that an Irishman has died while attempting to swim solo across the English Channel. Páraic Casey, 45, was less than 1km from the French coast and more than 16 hours into the crossing when…
Record-Breaking Corkman Completes Oceans7 Challenge
#OPEN SEA SWIMMING - An Irishman has become the first ever person to complete the open sea swimming equivalent of climbing the seven highest peaks, as The Irish Times reports. Steve Redmond from West Cork completed the final leg of…
Galway Open Sea Swim Launched for Volvo Ocean Race Finale
#openseaswimming – An Open Sea Swim Competition, as part of the Volvo Ocean Race Galway Grand Finale, was launched by Mayor of Galway City Hildegarde Naughton & Corrib Water Polo Club in conjunction with Galway and Shark Swimming Clubs on…

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