In the photo above are 7 of this years aspirants: Roisin Lewis, Carmel Collins, Jen Lane, Rob Bohane, Craig Morrison, Páraic Casey and Catherine Sheridan.
Wednesday offered us a sunny evening in Sandycove to see our swimmers for the last training swim before departure.
These swimmers (and the rest of the gang going in August) have trained hard all winter and through very tough conditions in Sandycove this Spring. They are far more than aspirants in my eyes. They have already proved they are the toughest physically and mentally, and have won the respect of many at home and abroad.
Please join me in wishing them and thier crew the very best of luck in Dover, that the weather will be kind and allow them a chance to fulfill their quest …
Páraic, Craig, Jen and Rob – know that we are with you in spirit!! Enjoy reaching France!!