Martin Duggan was a 14-year-old schoolboy who drowned accidentally in the strong currents in River Blackwater in Fermoy, Ireland in 2007.
In his memory, friends created the annual Martin Duggan Memorial Swim.
In a touching honor to the popular teenager, the Martin Duggan Memorial Shield for the Youngest Swimmer is given annually. It recipients include:
2009: Stephen Brooks at 12 years 223 days swimming for the Fermoy Swim Club from Mitchelstown completed the 1 km in 22 minutes without a wetsuit
2010 (see video below): Ellen Brooks at 12 years 26 days swimming for the Fermoy Swim Club from Mitchelstown, Ireland completed the 2 km swim in 37 minutes 34 seconds without a wetsuit
2011: Ruth Herlihy at 12 years 67 days swimming for the Fermoy Swim Club from Mitchelstown, Ireland completed the 2 km swim in 39 minutes 57.6 seconds without a wetsuit
2012: Ellen Brooks (shown above) at 14 years 44 days swimming for the Fermoy Swim Club from Mitchelstown, Ireland completed the 2 km swim in 34 minutes 16 seconds with a wetsuit
Photo shows Ellen Brooks receiving the Martin Duggan Memorial Shield for the Youngest Swimmer from John Duggan, courtesy of the Martin Duggan Memorial Swim.
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