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Denison Dares

61-year-old Ned Denison will attempt to be the first person to swim 8 km around Cork City, over 7 weirs and under 30 bridges beginning in 6:15 pm on June 3rd .

His goal is 1 hour 45 minutes.  “I am especially interested in being the first. Somebody will eventually be faster – but there is only ever one first.”

But making this attempt is not simply a goal that recently came to his mind.  He has been planning this circumnavigation over the past 10 years.  “I was part of the original planning group for the restart of the Lee Swim in 2003 – 2004 and did the trial swim in 2004. I have always wanted to explore the rest of the river.

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