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Liffey Swim

In photos: Limbering up for the Liffey Swim

Brrr…

HUNDREDS OF SWIMMERS are set to brave the elements to participate in this year’s Liffey Swim through Dublin city centre.

The 92nd Liffey Swim is set to start on Saturday at the Loop Line Bridge and finishes at the East Link Bridge. The men’s race kicks off at 11.15am and the women’s at 12.15pm. Lord Mayor of Dublin Naoise Ó Muirí is to present the winners’ cups at 2.15pm, while prizes will presented at a special reception for the swim at the Gresham Hotel at 7.30pm.

Visit Dublin recommends the Liffey Boardwalk as the best place to view the action, but you’ll need to get in early to make you have a good vantage point.

Here are some of the daring individuals who decided to take a dip to mark the official launch of this week’s race:

In photos: Limbering up for the Liffey Swim
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    Lucy Gaynor and friends at the announcement of this year's race. (Photo: Jason Clarke Photography)
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    The swim starts at the Loop Line Bridge, beside Custom House and finishes as the East Link Bridge. Here, Lord Mayor of Dublin Naoise O'Muiri gives some of this year's competitors some pre-race encouragement. (Photo: Jason Clarke Photography)
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    Gareth Quigley looks pretty excited about the swim. (Photo: Jason Clarke Photography)
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    Rory McGlynn perfects his start-of-race technique. (Photo: Jason Clarke Photography)
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    Possible inspired by recent Olympic events, Shane Drumm heads for the water. (Photo: Jason Clarke Photography)
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    The Lord Mayor of Dublin will present the winners' cups after Saturday's event. (Picture Jason Clarke Photography)
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    Sinead Tyrell shaping up for Saturday. (Photo: Jason Clarke Photography)
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    The 92nd Dublin City Liffey Swim is sponsored by Dublin City Council. Pictured here are Lucy Gaynor, Claire O Dwyer, Ger Philpott, Sinead Tyrrell and Rory McGlynn. (Photo: Jason Clarke Photography)

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