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10Aug, 2020

Oa Giants strike again.

OA Giants at the Giant's Causeway, 9 August 2020 The Oa Giants relay team, already record-breakers after their stunning crossing of the North Channel on 2nd August 2020, a week later became the first to cross the Oa Channel between Scotland and the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. The team, comprising Keith Garry, Dominic Mudge, Bill Donnelly, Chris Judge, Colin Lindsay and John McElroy, set out from Islay on 8 August and crossed the Oa Channel by relay, reaching Northern Ireland on Sunday 9 August with a final time of 16 hours and 57 minutes. Congratulations

3Aug, 2020

Record breakers!

Team OA Giants successfully crossed the North Channel on 2nd August 2020 in a time of 9 hrs 2 mins 41 secs, setting a new record for the fastest swim by either relay team or solo swimmer. Huge congratulations to the swimmers: Keith Garry, Dominic Mudge, Bill Donnelly, Chris Judge, Colin Lindsay, and John McElroy This swim has been recorded in the ILDSA historical database

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

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