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Swimmers and surfers asked to take part in NUI Galway study to see if they have superbugs
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Swimmers and surfers asked to take part in NUI Galway study to see if they have superbugs

Aug 10th 2020, 6:30 AM 47,235 Views 0 Comments

Surfer Easkey Britton and Liffey Swim champ Paul O’Flynn are supporting the project by urging people to sign up to be tested.

PHOTOS: These brave souls took to the sea for a New Year's Day swim
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PHOTOS: These brave souls took to the sea for a New Year's Day swim

Jan 1st 2020, 4:04 PM 43,544 Views 18 Comments

Hundreds braved the cold to take their annual New Year’s Day plunge today.

Questions over this weekend's Liffey Swim after water samples found to be "exceptionally poor"
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Questions over this weekend's Liffey Swim after water samples found to be "exceptionally poor"

Updated Aug 2nd 2019, 5:59 PM 33,902 Views 50 Comments

Dublin City Council says that the results “significantly exceed the maximum permitted levels for designated bathing waters”.

Three Irish beaches lose Blue Flag status while two get them for first time
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Three Irish beaches lose Blue Flag status while two get them for first time

May 22nd 2017, 1:24 PM 37,606 Views 21 Comments

Bray South Promenade got its flag back after 17 years.

Pics: You made quite the splash with your festive swims
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Pics: You made quite the splash with your festive swims

Dec 26th 2016, 7:15 PM 18,002 Views 6 Comments

Even more pics of how you got on.

Woman rescued after trying to swim to cruise ship
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Woman rescued after trying to swim to cruise ship

Mar 28th 2016, 5:33 PM 37,253 Views 34 Comments

She thought her husband was on board.

In pics and videos: Your Christmas and Stephen's Day swims
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In pics and videos: Your Christmas and Stephen's Day swims

Dec 26th 2015, 1:20 PM 24,647 Views 18 Comments

Conditions were Baltic – but thousands still turned out for the annual festive dips.

Planning a Christmas swim? Converts swear it gives you a 'natural high'
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Planning a Christmas swim? Converts swear it gives you a 'natural high'

Dec 25th 2015, 7:30 AM 13,861 Views 10 Comments

Hundreds of events will be taking place across the country today.

British women found dead after going for late-night swim in Spain
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British women found dead after going for late-night swim in Spain

Oct 1st 2015, 12:59 PM 23,902 Views 8 Comments

The women were 33 and 36 years old.

Winner of Dublin's first Ironman over the line as thousands come out to cheer on athletes
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Winner of Dublin's first Ironman over the line as thousands come out to cheer on athletes

Aug 9th 2015, 11:20 AM 70,890 Views 43 Comments

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Man jumps into River Liffey to save his blind dog
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Man jumps into River Liffey to save his blind dog

Jun 30th 2014, 8:30 PM 40,630 Views 61 Comments

Stevie is safe and recovering at home.

Son pretends to swim home from Australia to surprise his mammy
# Homecoming
# Homecoming

Son pretends to swim home from Australia to surprise his mammy

Jun 28th 2014, 9:05 AM 6,769 Views 6 Comments

Greatest homecoming EVER.

Pics: Brave swimmers take to the Liffey for charity
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Pics: Brave swimmers take to the Liffey for charity

May 31st 2014, 5:48 PM 14,911 Views 12 Comments

It might have been a nice day for a dip but we don’t envy them…

Girl goes diving in lake full of jellyfish, we say "NOPE"
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# Help

Girl goes diving in lake full of jellyfish, we say "NOPE"

May 16th 2014, 10:40 AM 7,985 Views 3 Comments

No. Just no.

50 friends raise €32,000 during swim challenge for friend in a coma
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50 friends raise €32,000 during swim challenge for friend in a coma

Apr 14th 2014, 9:45 AM 10,586 Views 5 Comments

Pádraig Schaler has been in a coma since last summer, and is receiving treatment in Germany.

50 friends swim in 17 counties over 38 hours for "loyal and fun" friend in a coma
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50 friends swim in 17 counties over 38 hours for "loyal and fun" friend in a coma

Apr 13th 2014, 11:30 AM 17,244 Views 5 Comments

Pádraig Schaler was injured when he was knocked off his bike at Cape Cod. His friends are raising money to help his parents pay for his treatment.

Distressed Davina McCall dragged out of water after freezing Sport Relief swim
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# Charity

Distressed Davina McCall dragged out of water after freezing Sport Relief swim

Feb 10th 2014, 11:59 AM 43,170 Views 32 Comments

McCall is taking on a week-long 500 mile journey.

Charming video captures the thought process behind the Christmas Day swim
# F-f-f-freezing
# F-f-f-freezing

Charming video captures the thought process behind the Christmas Day swim

Dec 30th 2013, 7:19 AM 15,733 Views 13 Comments

It’ll make you feel cold, then make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Snapshot: Christmas Day swimmers at the Forty Foot and Seapoint
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Snapshot: Christmas Day swimmers at the Forty Foot and Seapoint

Dec 25th 2013, 3:32 PM 27,627 Views 14 Comments

This was the day’s main sporting event.

Heading for a Christmas Day swim? Here's 6 top tips to see you through safely...
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Heading for a Christmas Day swim? Here's 6 top tips to see you through safely...

Dec 25th 2013, 7:45 AM 13,394 Views 12 Comments

From the Forty Foot in Dublin to Fanad in Donegal, thousands will be braving the waters this morning…

Poll: Do you follow water safety guidelines when swimming?
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Poll: Do you follow water safety guidelines when swimming?

Jul 21st 2013, 10:38 AM 10,458 Views 69 Comments

Over 140 drown every year and Irish Water Safety said if people exercised more caution these deaths could be prevented.

Skerries North Beach closed due to oil spill
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Skerries North Beach closed due to oil spill

Jul 12th 2013, 5:23 PM 6,611 Views 14 Comments

A minor oil spill at a nearby harbour has led to the closure, and authorities are monitoring the situation.

Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks
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Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks

May 8th 2013, 10:46 AM 19,567 Views 22 Comments

The brother and sister thought they were going to drown or be eaten by a shark when the found themselves stranded at sea.

Pics: Incredibly happy people going for a freezing swim
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Pics: Incredibly happy people going for a freezing swim

Jan 1st 2013, 2:16 PM 17,712 Views 12 Comments

So cold. So happy.

2012: Good news in video
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# Review 2012

2012: Good news in video

Dec 26th 2012, 8:45 AM 6,749 Views 4 Comments

Good news, good deeds, great stuff.

In pictures: Braving the cold at the 40 Foot on Christmas Day
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In pictures: Braving the cold at the 40 Foot on Christmas Day

Dec 25th 2012, 12:47 PM 22,491 Views 19 Comments

JESUS, they must be freezing.

Wave goodbye: Melanie Nocher retires from international swimming
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Wave goodbye: Melanie Nocher retires from international swimming

Dec 19th 2012, 2:54 PM 1,829 Views 1 Comment

The two-time Olympian for Team Ireland is looking forward to ‘new challenges’ after taking the decision to step away from elite-level competitions.

Back to the day job: The challenges keep on coming for Irish Olympians
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Back to the day job: The challenges keep on coming for Irish Olympians

Sep 28th 2012, 6:50 PM 872 Views 0 Comments

Bronze Medal winner Cian O’Connor competes in China while triathlete Aileen Morrison is in Yokohama, Japan.

Tri Talk: Aaron O'Brien sprints clear to capture junior race in London
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# Green Shoots

Tri Talk: Aaron O'Brien sprints clear to capture junior race in London

Sep 25th 2012, 11:15 AM 687 Views 0 Comments

In your weekly triathlon round-up, the Irish Junior squad excel in London and more than 200 people brave the waters at Blacksod, Co Mayo.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Aug 21st 2012, 4:53 PM 5,851 Views 3 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits
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Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits

Aug 18th 2012, 11:25 AM 5,137 Views 8 Comments

Frenchman Phillippe Croizon braved near-freezing temperatures to swim the 4k stretch that links America and Asia.