Conor Gunn (Right) with
ILDSA President Billy Wallace

Conor Gunn


Conor Gunn has completed most of the major swims in the UK and Ireland.

Among his many achievements he won the 17km Men’s Irish Open Water Swimming Championships 10 times in a row between 1992 and 2001.  He has also completed this swim 3 other times, most recently coming 3rd in the 25th Anniversary swim in 2015. 

Conor completed the English Channel, completing the crossing in 9 hours and 11 minutes in 1994. This is still the fastest time by any swimmer from Ireland.

He has also completed Windermere (classic 10.5 miles) coming second in the race in 1993 and swan Manhattan Island (28.5miles) in 2001.