Aisling Beacom Tackling Swims Around The World

Aisling Beacom Tackling Swims Around The World

Aisling Beacom from Wicklow Town was one of 126 athletes who represented Ireland at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece.

Beacom participated in both the 800m pool event and the 1.5 km sea swim.

It wasn’t the first time that she had represented Ireland on the international stage. Through the Special Olympics Ireland’s Athlete Leadership Programme, the swimmer visited the United Nations in New York, participated in the RCP Tiburon Mile in San Francisco twice, and volunteered at the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in China.

Photo shows Team Ireland swimmer Aisling Beacom with her bronze medal in the 800m freestyle with her brother Shane in Athens.

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