DalRiata Medal

 

The Dál Riata Channel Swim, previously known as the Mull of Kintyre Swim, is a newer and shorter 17 km (10.5-mile) channel swim and was pioneered by Wayne Soutter from Mull of Kintyre in Scotland to Ballycastle in Northern Ireland on 26 August 2012 in 12 hours 11 minutes. The first attempt having been made by Mercedes Gleitze in 1928.

 

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Solo skins swims have included Wayne Soutter from South Africa swiming Scotland to Ireland on the 26th August 2012 in a time of 12:11.00, followed by a successful crossing by Irish based swimmer, Sabrina Wiedmer from Switzerland.  Having swam Scotland ot Ireland on the 29th August 2016 in a time of 8:30.07.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The channel has also been completed by a number of skins/wetsuit relay teams including:

Relay Swims Skins

         

Date

Team

Persons

Origin

Direction

Time

14/06/16

Team Riptide

3

Ireland

Scotland to Ireland

07:44:21

Relay Swims Wetsuits

         

07/09/15

210′ South West

4

Ireland

Scotland to Ireland

07:33:16

22/07/18

One Day Wonders

4

UK

Scotland to Ireland

06:31:00


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