Dublin: 18 °C Sunday 4 June, 2023

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# Water quality
Swimmers and surfers asked to take part in NUI Galway study to see if they have superbugs
Surfer Easkey Britton and Liffey Swim champ Paul O’Flynn are supporting the project by urging people to sign up to be tested.
# Brrrrrr
PHOTOS: These brave souls took to the sea for a New Year's Day swim
Hundreds braved the cold to take their annual New Year’s Day plunge today.
# sewage spill
Questions over this weekend's Liffey Swim after water samples found to be "exceptionally poor"
Dublin City Council says that the results “significantly exceed the maximum permitted levels for designated bathing waters”.
# win some lose some
Three Irish beaches lose Blue Flag status while two get them for first time
Bray South Promenade got its flag back after 17 years.
# Brrrr
Pics: You made quite the splash with your festive swims
Even more pics of how you got on.
# Madeira islands
Woman rescued after trying to swim to cruise ship
She thought her husband was on board.
# braving it
In pics and videos: Your Christmas and Stephen's Day swims
Conditions were Baltic – but thousands still turned out for the annual festive dips.
# brrrrrrrrrrr
Planning a Christmas swim? Converts swear it gives you a 'natural high'
Hundreds of events will be taking place across the country today.
# Costa Brava
British women found dead after going for late-night swim in Spain
The women were 33 and 36 years old.
# you can do it
Winner of Dublin's first Ironman over the line as thousands come out to cheer on athletes
Traffic restrictions are in place.
# To the rescue
Man jumps into River Liffey to save his blind dog
Stevie is safe and recovering at home.
# Homecoming
Son pretends to swim home from Australia to surprise his mammy
Greatest homecoming EVER.
# dive in
Pics: Brave swimmers take to the Liffey for charity
It might have been a nice day for a dip but we don’t envy them…
# Help
Girl goes diving in lake full of jellyfish, we say "NOPE"
No. Just no.
# swim for pádraig
50 friends raise €32,000 during swim challenge for friend in a coma
Pádraig Schaler has been in a coma since last summer, and is receiving treatment in Germany.
# swim for pádraig
50 friends swim in 17 counties over 38 hours for "loyal and fun" friend in a coma
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.
# Charity
Distressed Davina McCall dragged out of water after freezing Sport Relief swim
McCall is taking on a week-long 500 mile journey.
# f-f-f-freezing
Charming video captures the thought process behind the Christmas Day swim
It’ll make you feel cold, then make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.
# Brrrr
Snapshot: Christmas Day swimmers at the Forty Foot and Seapoint
This was the day’s main sporting event.
# red nose day
Heading for a Christmas Day swim? Here's 6 top tips to see you through safely...
From the Forty Foot in Dublin to Fanad in Donegal, thousands will be braving the waters this morning…
# Your Say
Poll: Do you follow water safety guidelines when swimming?
Over 140 drown every year and Irish Water Safety said if people exercised more caution these deaths could be prevented.
# Beach
Skerries North Beach closed due to oil spill
A minor oil spill at a nearby harbour has led to the closure, and authorities are monitoring the situation.
# Shipwreck
Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks
The brother and sister thought they were going to drown or be eaten by a shark when the found themselves stranded at sea.
# Brrrr
Pics: Incredibly happy people going for a freezing swim
So cold. So happy.
# review 2012
2012: Good news in video
Good news, good deeds, great stuff.
# festive dip
In pictures: Braving the cold at the 40 Foot on Christmas Day
JESUS, they must be freezing.
# Olympian
Wave goodbye: Melanie Nocher retires from international swimming
The two-time Olympian for Team Ireland is looking forward to ‘new challenges’ after taking the decision to step away from elite-level competitions.
# team ireland
Back to the day job: The challenges keep on coming for Irish Olympians
Bronze Medal winner Cian O’Connor competes in China while triathlete Aileen Morrison is in Yokohama, Japan.
# Green shoots
Tri Talk: Aaron O'Brien sprints clear to capture junior race in London
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.
# feat
Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits
Frenchman Phillippe Croizon braved near-freezing temperatures to swim the 4k stretch that links America and Asia.