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# swim - Monday 10 August, 2020

Swimmers and surfers asked to take part in NUI Galway study to see if they have superbugs
# Water Quality
# Water Quality

Swimmers and surfers asked to take part in NUI Galway study to see if they have superbugs

Aug 10th 2020, 6:30 AM 47,272 Views 0 Comments

Surfer Easkey Britton and Liffey Swim champ Paul O’Flynn are supporting the project by urging people to sign up to be tested.

# swim - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

PHOTOS: These brave souls took to the sea for a New Year's Day swim
# Brrrrrr
# Brrrrrr

PHOTOS: These brave souls took to the sea for a New Year's Day swim

Jan 1st 2020, 4:04 PM 43,562 Views 18 Comments

Hundreds braved the cold to take their annual New Year’s Day plunge today.

# swim - Friday 2 August, 2019

Questions over this weekend's Liffey Swim after water samples found to be "exceptionally poor"
# Sewage Spill
# Sewage Spill

Questions over this weekend's Liffey Swim after water samples found to be "exceptionally poor"

Updated Aug 2nd 2019, 5:59 PM 33,957 Views 50 Comments

Dublin City Council says that the results “significantly exceed the maximum permitted levels for designated bathing waters”.

# swim - Monday 22 May, 2017

Three Irish beaches lose Blue Flag status while two get them for first time
# Win Some Lose Some
# Win Some Lose Some

Three Irish beaches lose Blue Flag status while two get them for first time

May 22nd 2017, 1:24 PM 37,635 Views 21 Comments

Bray South Promenade got its flag back after 17 years.

# swim - Monday 26 December, 2016

Pics: You made quite the splash with your festive swims
# Brrrr
# Brrrr

Pics: You made quite the splash with your festive swims

Dec 26th 2016, 7:15 PM 18,005 Views 6 Comments

Even more pics of how you got on.

# swim - Monday 28 March, 2016

Woman rescued after trying to swim to cruise ship
# Madeira Islands
# Madeira Islands

Woman rescued after trying to swim to cruise ship

Mar 28th 2016, 5:33 PM 37,259 Views 34 Comments

She thought her husband was on board.

# swim - Saturday 26 December, 2015

In pics and videos: Your Christmas and Stephen's Day swims
# Braving It
# Braving It

In pics and videos: Your Christmas and Stephen's Day swims

Dec 26th 2015, 1:20 PM 24,652 Views 18 Comments

Conditions were Baltic – but thousands still turned out for the annual festive dips.

# swim - Friday 25 December, 2015

Planning a Christmas swim? Converts swear it gives you a 'natural high'
# Brrrrrrrrrrr
# Brrrrrrrrrrr

Planning a Christmas swim? Converts swear it gives you a 'natural high'

Dec 25th 2015, 7:30 AM 13,866 Views 10 Comments

Hundreds of events will be taking place across the country today.

# swim - Thursday 1 October, 2015

British women found dead after going for late-night swim in Spain
# Costa Brava
# Costa Brava

British women found dead after going for late-night swim in Spain

Oct 1st 2015, 12:59 PM 23,906 Views 8 Comments

The women were 33 and 36 years old.

# swim - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Winner of Dublin's first Ironman over the line as thousands come out to cheer on athletes
# You Can Do It
# You Can Do It

Winner of Dublin's first Ironman over the line as thousands come out to cheer on athletes

Aug 9th 2015, 11:20 AM 70,896 Views 43 Comments

Traffic restrictions are in place.

# swim - Monday 30 June, 2014

Man jumps into River Liffey to save his blind dog
# To The Rescue
# To The Rescue

Man jumps into River Liffey to save his blind dog

Jun 30th 2014, 8:30 PM 40,645 Views 61 Comments

Stevie is safe and recovering at home.

# swim - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Son pretends to swim home from Australia to surprise his mammy
# Homecoming
From The Daily Edge
# Homecoming

Son pretends to swim home from Australia to surprise his mammy

Jun 28th 2014, 9:05 AM 6,769 Views 6 Comments

Greatest homecoming EVER.

# swim - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Pics: Brave swimmers take to the Liffey for charity
# Dive In
# Dive In

Pics: Brave swimmers take to the Liffey for charity

May 31st 2014, 5:48 PM 14,916 Views 12 Comments

It might have been a nice day for a dip but we don’t envy them…

# swim - Friday 16 May, 2014

Girl goes diving in lake full of jellyfish, we say "NOPE"
# Help
From The Daily Edge
# Help

Girl goes diving in lake full of jellyfish, we say "NOPE"

May 16th 2014, 10:40 AM 7,990 Views 3 Comments

No. Just no.

# swim - Monday 14 April, 2014

50 friends raise €32,000 during swim challenge for friend in a coma
# Swim For Pádraig
# Swim For Pádraig

50 friends raise €32,000 during swim challenge for friend in a coma

Apr 14th 2014, 9:45 AM 10,587 Views 5 Comments

Pádraig Schaler has been in a coma since last summer, and is receiving treatment in Germany.

# swim - Sunday 13 April, 2014

50 friends swim in 17 counties over 38 hours for "loyal and fun" friend in a coma
# Swim For Pádraig
# Swim For Pádraig

50 friends swim in 17 counties over 38 hours for "loyal and fun" friend in a coma

Apr 13th 2014, 11:30 AM 17,246 Views 5 Comments

Pádraig Schaler was injured when he was knocked off his bike at Cape Cod. His friends are raising money to help his parents pay for his treatment.

# swim - Monday 10 February, 2014

Distressed Davina McCall dragged out of water after freezing Sport Relief swim
# Charity
From The Daily Edge
# Charity

Distressed Davina McCall dragged out of water after freezing Sport Relief swim

Feb 10th 2014, 11:59 AM 43,178 Views 32 Comments

McCall is taking on a week-long 500 mile journey.

# swim - Monday 30 December, 2013

Charming video captures the thought process behind the Christmas Day swim
# F-f-f-freezing
From The Daily Edge
# F-f-f-freezing

Charming video captures the thought process behind the Christmas Day swim

Dec 30th 2013, 7:19 AM 15,737 Views 13 Comments

It’ll make you feel cold, then make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

# swim - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Snapshot: Christmas Day swimmers at the Forty Foot and Seapoint
# Brrrr
From The42
# Brrrr

Snapshot: Christmas Day swimmers at the Forty Foot and Seapoint

Dec 25th 2013, 3:32 PM 27,629 Views 14 Comments

This was the day’s main sporting event.

Heading for a Christmas Day swim? Here's 6 top tips to see you through safely...
# Red Nose Day
# Red Nose Day

Heading for a Christmas Day swim? Here's 6 top tips to see you through safely...

Dec 25th 2013, 7:45 AM 13,398 Views 12 Comments

From the Forty Foot in Dublin to Fanad in Donegal, thousands will be braving the waters this morning…

# swim - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Poll: Do you follow water safety guidelines when swimming?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you follow water safety guidelines when swimming?

Jul 21st 2013, 10:38 AM 10,472 Views 69 Comments

Over 140 drown every year and Irish Water Safety said if people exercised more caution these deaths could be prevented.

# swim - Friday 12 July, 2013

Skerries North Beach closed due to oil spill
# Beach
# Beach

Skerries North Beach closed due to oil spill

Jul 12th 2013, 5:23 PM 6,623 Views 14 Comments

A minor oil spill at a nearby harbour has led to the closure, and authorities are monitoring the situation.

# swim - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks
# Shipwreck
# Shipwreck

Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks

May 8th 2013, 10:46 AM 19,569 Views 22 Comments

The brother and sister thought they were going to drown or be eaten by a shark when the found themselves stranded at sea.

# swim - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Pics: Incredibly happy people going for a freezing swim
# Brrrr
From The Daily Edge
# Brrrr

Pics: Incredibly happy people going for a freezing swim

Jan 1st 2013, 2:16 PM 17,713 Views 12 Comments

So cold. So happy.

# swim - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

2012: Good news in video
# Review 2012
From The Daily Edge
# Review 2012

2012: Good news in video

Dec 26th 2012, 8:45 AM 6,749 Views 4 Comments

Good news, good deeds, great stuff.

# swim - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

In pictures: Braving the cold at the 40 Foot on Christmas Day
# Festive Dip
# Festive Dip

In pictures: Braving the cold at the 40 Foot on Christmas Day

Dec 25th 2012, 12:47 PM 22,502 Views 19 Comments

JESUS, they must be freezing.

# swim - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Wave goodbye: Melanie Nocher retires from international swimming
# Olympian
From The42
# Olympian

Wave goodbye: Melanie Nocher retires from international swimming

Dec 19th 2012, 2:54 PM 1,833 Views 1 Comment

The two-time Olympian for Team Ireland is looking forward to ‘new challenges’ after taking the decision to step away from elite-level competitions.

# swim - Friday 28 September, 2012

Back to the day job: The challenges keep on coming for Irish Olympians
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

Back to the day job: The challenges keep on coming for Irish Olympians

Sep 28th 2012, 6:50 PM 872 Views 0 Comments

Bronze Medal winner Cian O’Connor competes in China while triathlete Aileen Morrison is in Yokohama, Japan.

# swim - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Tri Talk: Aaron O'Brien sprints clear to capture junior race in London
# Green Shoots
From The42
# Green Shoots

Tri Talk: Aaron O'Brien sprints clear to capture junior race in London

Sep 25th 2012, 11:15 AM 690 Views 0 Comments

In your weekly triathlon round-up, the Irish Junior squad excel in London and more than 200 people brave the waters at Blacksod, Co Mayo.

# swim - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

# swim - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits
# Feat
From The42
# Feat

Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits

Aug 18th 2012, 11:25 AM 5,141 Views 8 Comments

Frenchman Phillippe Croizon braved near-freezing temperatures to swim the 4k stretch that links America and Asia.