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Ireland (+ N-I )

Where's Your Spouse? Issues Of Open Water Safety

It is time to tell a few disturbing stories about the last two events in Cork, Ireland, one of the epicenters of open water swimming in the world. There are too many safety issues to summarize – so read to take them all in. The purpose of this story is to educate the open water swimming community and improve going forward:

Vet conquers North Channel challenge

A courageous vet from Northern Ireland has completed a once-in-a-lifetime relay event that saw her swim from Northern Ireland to Scotland in aid of the RNLI.

Hannah Eastwood – of Glenshane Veterinary Clinics in Maghera, County Londonderry – was one of a five-strong team, named “Coco Channel”, to brave the elements.

NAC MASTERS FOR TENTH YEAR IN A ROW

NAC Masters Swimming Club’s men are celebrating winning a historic tenth Leinster Open Sea title in-a-row, making for an extra special celebration in the club’s 30th anniversary year.

Meet Marie: The first person to swim from Mizen to Fastnet Rock

A Cork woman has expressed her delight at becoming the first ever person to swim from Mizen Head to the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse.

Carrigaline’s Marie Watson completed the 18 kilometre swim in just under six hours on Wednesday.

Gordy’s epic swim through huge jellyfish in North Channel in aid of Hospice

At 44, Gordy Hamill has many achievements under his belt but swimming the North Channel on Tuesday could be his toughest yet. Weather permitting, if the Lurgan man succeeds, he will be just the 10th Irish person in history to do it. Spanning 22 miles between NI and Scotland, it is one of the coldest stretches of water attempted by long distance swimmers, at least 2-3 degrees colder than the English Channel.

Swimmers take part in the 99th Dublin City Liffey Swim

HUNDREDS OF SWIMMERS took part in the 99th Dublin City Liffey Swim today.

Braving the cold waters, the swimmers took to the river to swim 2.2 kilometres from the Rory O’Moore Bridge to North Wall Quay in front of the Custom House.

Baylor's Coach Jenny Smith Finishes North Channel Ultra Distance Swim

On Monday, Baylor Swim Club Tri-Masters Coach Jenny Smith finished the North Channel Swim in 13 hours and 6 minutes.  The open water ultra-distance swim began in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland and finished in Portpatrick, Scotland on the Mull of Galloway, which is about 21.5 miles long. 

Van Rouwendaal edged out in bid for fourth gold

Sharon van Rouwendaal produced the most astounding comeback of the European Championships after losing her way in the 25km open swimming event only to still come agonisingly close to completing a clean sweep of four golds in Loch Lomond on Sunday.

‘King Ferry’ delivers Dutch another late, late gold

Ferry Weertman was hailed as the “king of the open water” after once again delivering one of his celebrated last-gasp shows in Loch Lomond to deliver gold for the Netherlands in the 5km mixed team event at the European Championships.

Irish Sea swimmer in Belfast hospital after being plucked from water

A Hungarian man is recovering at a Belfast hospital after attempting to swim the Irish Sea.

Attila Manyoki, 43, was tantalisingly close to the Scottish coast when he had to be plucked from the water on Saturday.

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