Category Archives: Achievements

And more congratulations for Ned…

After his speedy Catalina swim only a few days ago, congratulations are again due to Ned Denison, who was inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame yesterday as an Honour Administrator. This is a really big deal-he was one … Continue reading

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Congratulations Ned!

Ned after finishing his Catalina Channel swim Big congratulations to Ned Denison on completing his Catalina Channel swim today in an unofficial time of 8 hours and 50 minutes. In completing this swim he became the second Irish person to … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Jen Hurley!

Update: A write-up on Jen’s swim can be found here on The Daily News of Open Water Swimming. A big congratulations to Jen Hurley, who swam around Halls Head Island, Mandurah, Western Australia, yesterday. The following is a description of the … Continue reading

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Stephen Redmond – Moloka’i Success

There is just no stopping this incredible, inspirational man from West Cork! Following a grueling Cook Strait swim just over a week ago, Stephen Redmond took on the challenge of swimming the Moloka’i Channel from Moloka’i to O’ahu in the … Continue reading

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Stephen Redmond – What a hero!

Huge Congratulations to Stephen Redmond who finished the Cook Strait Swim on the 17th Feb 2012 after a gruelling experience. There is a great article in the Echo : http://www.irishecho.com.au/2012/02/19/corkman-makes-gruelling-cook-strait-swim/15963 And in the New Zealand Herald: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10786574 He is now … Continue reading

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New Year, New Goals – What Now?

So you’ve made your new open water swimming goal for 2012 and now it’s time to think about training. Where do you start? The article below, written by Ned Denison in answer to a question that he regularly gets asked, … Continue reading

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New Year, New Goals – Setting a Lap Target

Another way to increase your distance in 2012 if you are a Sandycove swimmer is to set yourself a target number of laps of the island for the year. If you’ve never done a lap, why not aim to do … Continue reading

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New Year, New Goals – Choosing a Swim

As the New Year approaches, many people are looking to set some new goals for the year ahead. Why not make yours an open water swimming goal? Over the next few days we will give you some ideas to get … Continue reading

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IMSHOF Inductees

Each year, the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame honours its marathon swimming heroes and champions. We are very proud that this year’s inductees include our own Sandycove Island Swim Club secretary, Ned Denison. Ned is a huge driving force in Irish … Continue reading

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Introducing the C, D and M Clubs!

We stole this concept from the South End Rowing Club in San Francisco which keeps track of Alcatraz swims.  In 2011, we hosted Gary Emich who at the time had 801 recorded Alcatraz swims and the International Swimming Hall of … Continue reading

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Swimming Around Sherkin

The start of the swim was beautiful…pity that didn’t last long! Congratulations to Owen O’Keefe, who swam around Sherkin Island today, beginning and finishing in Baltimore, in a time of 3 hours, 58 minutes and 58 seconds. It was a … Continue reading

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Stephen Redmond & Steven Black

Huge Congrats to Stephen Redmond who swam Baltimore – Fastnet – Schull on the 17th August, covering 26 miles in 13 hrs 20 mins. An incredible swim, more details you will find here: http://www.dailynewsofopenwaterswimming.com/2011/08/fastnetthe-swim-that-couldnt-be-donewas.html Congrats also to Steven Black who … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Foireann Snamh Garibaldi

The guys and gals of Foireann Snamh Garibaldi finished their relay this evening in a time of 13hours, 52minutes, with our own Kevin Williams leading them into France. Huge congratulations guys, it was a tough day out there but ye … Continue reading

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Success in the Straits

A huge congratulations to Imelda Lynch and Ossi Schmidt who completed their Straits of Gibraltar swim today in 7 hours and 4 minutes. Well done! More information about their swim can be found on their blog.

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3/5/9k Achievement Lists Added

A list of swimmers who have completed 3km, 5km and 9km swims is kept for each year. This is to mark personal achievements, and is also used by swim organisers to check if someone meets the qualification requirements for their … Continue reading

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