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‘Marathon Man’ To Take On 500km Charity Swimming Challenge From Causeway Coast To Tramore

This summer, Waterford’s ‘marathon man’ will attempt a 500km open water swimming challenge from the Causeway Coast to Tramore to raise funds for stroke and cancer support.

Ice swimming: the perfect Ctrl-Alt-Delete reboot

Swimming in ice requires a certain determination, but also chain-saws to cut the ice and form racing lanes. A sauna is also needed and apparently hot chocolate helps a lot.

Tiffiny Quinn is one of 12 hardy Irish swimmers travelling to the Artic Circle for a St Patrick’s Day dip at the ice swimming world championships.

Why wild swimming in depths of winter is the new natural high

In search of inner calm and the ultimate natural high, growing numbers of Britons are braving freezing temperatures to swim in the great outdoors. From freshwater lakes and icy mountain pools to the thrashing waves of the sea, wild winter swimming – once the preserve of thrill-seekers and SAS training camps – is fast going mainstream.

Weather hits epic Ice Mile challenge in Co Wicklow

This weekend's International Ice Mile swimming event in Lough Dan in Co Wicklow has been postponed due to treacherous weather conditions.

The event will now take place in Dublin's Clontarf Baths tomorrow.

Call of the wild: the rise of open water swimming in West Cork

West Cork is perfectly suited to year-round open water swimming, a pursuit which has been on the crest of a wave of popularity in recent years.

Swimming for me was, at first, a medical necessity.

After a back operation in 2001, I was told to take to the water. I was a reluctant water baby, having a slight fear of the sea after a few too many ‘ducking’ incidents in my youth, but needs must, so I took some one-on-one lessons with a very patient instructor and eventually found my sea legs.

I'm ready for marathon sea swim challenge

Audrey Buckley from Blackrock, Cork swimming at Myrtleville. She is part of a team who plan on doing the Ocean’s Sevens, the maritime equivalent of the Seven Summits. 

A PUBLIC health nurse who only took up sea swimming five years ago is in training to cross all seven of the world’s most challenging open water channels.

IISA Ireland 1k National Championships

Date: 
Saturday, 26 January, 2019 (All day)

IISA Ireland 1k National Championships
Sat, 26 Jan 2019

The water does not know what age you are, it treats us all as equals... you can start at any time

TWO Cork swimming sensations are making international waves in their field and are looking for your vote to solidify their place in Open Water swimming history.

Legendary swim coach Eilís Burns and veteran marathon swimmer Ned Denison have both been nominated for World Open Water Swimming Association Man and Woman Of The Year Award. There are just 15 nominees in each category, from all over the world and Ned and Eilis are the only two Irish Nominees.

Irishman dives into Alibaug sea, reaches south Bombay in less than 8 hours

Irish swimmer makes waves; covers Alibaug-Mumbai in 7.51 hours

Mumbai, Nov 29 Irish swimmer Ned Denison swam rom the coastal town of Alibaug in adjoining Raigad district to the Gateway of India here Wednesday just for "fun" as he completed the 36-km sea distance in 7 hours and 51 minutes.

Announcing the North Channel Swimming Association

The tenth of November, 2018 sees the launch of the new North Channel Swimming Association, with a public announcement by Channel Swimmer  and inaugural Chairperson Antonio Argules in San Francisco.

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