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Irish Sea Swimmers Set Record With North Channel Crossing for Charity

15th January 2022
The members of the Walrus Swim Team
The members of the Walrus Swim Team pictured ahead of Friday’s epic relay swim from Donaghadee to Portpatrick

Six sea swimmers from Ireland have succeeded in their attempt to cross the North Channel in winter — setting a new record in the process.

According to RTÉ News, the members of the Walrus Swim Team completed the 35km relay swim from Donaghadee in Northern Ireland to Portpatrick in Scotland in just under 13 hours on Friday (14 January).

And what makes their achievement even more remarkable is that the sextet — who met while swimming at the Forty Foot in Dublin — took to the chilling waters of the North Channel without the protection of wetsuits.

RTÉ News has more on the story HERE.

Published in Sea Swim
MacDara Conroy

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