2Aug, 2020

Some recently-ratified swims

Lauren O'Malley Length of Carlingford Lough, July 2020 Lauren O'Malley, USA swam Carlingford Lough, from Victoria Lock near Warrenpoint, Coordinates 54 07.583 N 006 18.330 W to the Helly Hunter Cardinal Marker Buoy near Haulbowline Light House, Coordinates 54 00.351 N 006 02.052 W in a time of 5 hrs 58 mins 18 secs on the 19th of July 2020. This swim has now been ratified by ILDSA. The distance from point to point measures at 24.5 km and is recorded in the ILDSA historical database Gordon Adair

3Jul, 2020

ILDSA channel swim season update

Channel swims between Ireland and Scotland will resume from the 15th of July, 2020 with Ireland to Isle of Man also be reopening shortly after this. If you have a planned channel crossing for this year contact your pilot for specific guidance whilst on board their vessel.  They will have procedures in place to maintain current PHA and government recommendations. It is imperative that you adhere to their procedures. All pilots have the right to terminate your swim if they feel there is a risk to anyone onboard. If travelling from abroad please adhere to Northern Ireland’s Public Health

1Jul, 2020


23rd May, 2020 Dear friends of open water swimming, As Open water swimming in all its benefits grows at a phenomenal rate The Irish Long Distance Swimming Association [ILDSA] are undertaking a project to record the history and success of open water swimmers. Those who have swam a marathon open water swim distance of 10k or more in either togs or wetsuit, in all waters of the Island of Ireland. This ILDSA research project has fifteen volunteers with all four provinces represented on the committee. We are asking for your help to record your history, your ancestor’s history and

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