All Smiles At The Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim

All Smiles At The Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim

Swimmers were all smiles at the end of the 5th Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in Galway, Ireland this past weekend.

Ronan Collins, co-organizer with Kevin Thornton whose mother is the event namesake, won overall in 3 hours and 3 minutes, followed by Sorcha Barry and Susana Murphy, both in 3 hours and 4 minutes.

Amiee Walsh (3:10), Stephen Early (3:17), Laoise Mc Namara (3:21), Sarah Early (3:22), Jillian Coll (3:25), Simon Flatley (3:28), Martin Kenirons (3:36), Kevin Thornton (3:38), Grainne Reed (4:00), Sinead Roche (4:11), Micheal Hanly (4:13), Cathal Hanly (4:23), Fergal O Dowd (5:00), Matt O Flaherty (5:01), Alice Flood (5:12) and Martin Mc Carthy (5:33) also finished.

One notable finisher was Ernesto Antonio (5:22) who is survived – and flourished – as a heart transplant recipient. As a charity swim, over €160,000 has been raised for Cancer Care West as a result of this swim and its four earlier edition.

Copyright © 2010 by Steven Munatones
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