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Ireland (+ N-I )

The Great Fjord Swim: An Epic Irish Classic

One of the biggest appeals to open water swimming is the stunning environments in which open water swims around the world take place.  If you’re looking for a truly breathtaking setting for your next open water adventure then do we have the race for you; the Great Fjord Swim!

SAM POULSEN COMPLETES 21-MILE NORTH CHANNEL SWIM FROM IRELAND TO SCOTLAND

Sam Poulsen, a physiotherapist from London, became just the 25th woman in history and 68th person overall since 1947 to complete the 21-mile swim across the North Channel from Ireland to Scotland.

Record-breaking swimmers on crest of a wave

THREE local amateur swimmers are on the crest of a wave after smashing a world record. 

Ocean Breakers, comprising Rachael Lee, Tom Healy and Ronan Joyce – swam the North Channel in a three-person relay in nine hours and 40 minutes, beating the previous record by 38 minutes. 

Big Bay Swim

Date: 
Sunday, 15 September, 2019 (All day)

Northern Ireland just can’t get enough open water swimming and we are happy to add another great swim to the Global Swim Series! 

Swim Ulster is hosting the DONAGHADEE BIG BAY SWIM! So come on out and join in on this classic Irish swim, and pick up some more points to improve your Global Ranking!

This year it is taking place in Donaghadee on the 15th September 2019. We would love to see you all there!

The Open Water Swimming Year – Summer

I started this Open Water Swimming Year series in 2017, and did not think I would complete it all in a year. I anticipated July and August would to be the most difficult to write, because everyone understands summer, and I would struggle to say anything interesting. All writing holds this truth to be self-evident: There is more to discuss about short periods of conflict than long lives of peace.

Dubliners prepare to make waves at 100th Liffey Swim

THE 100th Dublin City Liffey Swim will celebrate its milestone on Saturday, August 3.

One of Ireland's most famous traditional sporting events, the Jones Engineering Dublin City Liffey Swim has grown in popularity over the years to become a wonderful spectator event.

Dublin trio break record swimming the North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland

A TRIO OF Irish swimmers from Dublin have broken a world record swimming The North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland. 

The Open Water Swimming Year – June Forges Swimmers

I have tingles in both hands. One is from jellyfish stings, one is from sensation returning after an almost two hour June swim. I can’t tell which is which. The Blue Stinger appeared in front of me at the surface, right as I reached forward. Its tentacles enveloped my hand, arm and shoulders like a net.

Californian swimmer becomes first to conquer North Channel in 2019

A California woman has described becoming the first person of 2019 to conquer the North Channel as “bittersweet”.

As the narrow window for attempting the challenging swim from Northern Ireland to Scotland opened last week, only one of three first individuals to attempt it was successful.

Man becomes first ever person to swim around Cork city

A MARATHON swimmer has become the first person to swim around the entirety of Cork city.

Ned Denison has completed 49 marathon swims to date, including water ways around Manhattan, False Bay, Rottnest and the Catalina Channel.

He’s also swam the English Channel, but Cork presented a unique challenge.

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