Elaine Burrows Dillane (Ireland) – World Open Water Swimming Association

Elaine Burrows Dillane became the first woman to complete the Irish Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: solo successes of the 21 km Fastnet Swim, the 13 km Galway Bay Swim, and the 35 km North Channel crossing between Northern Ireland and Scotland.

About

She completed the Irish Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming with her 7 hour 45 minute 21 km Fastnet Swim, a 2 hour 56 minute 13 km Galway Bay Swim, and a 14 hour 54 minute 35 km North Channel crossing. This adds to her career achievements in the English Channel and other swims in which she has pioneered as the first woman (Sandy Bay and Fenit).

Why she was nominated

For calmly and enthusiastically achieving a North Channel crossing that completed the first female Irish Triple Crown, and for continuing to push boundaries as she approaches the age of 50.

Country

Ireland

Category

Woman of the Year

Swimmer

Elaine Burrows Dillane

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  • Roz Fitzgerald

    Roz Fitzgerald

    01/12/2022

    Best of luck Elaine, well deserved.

  • lainey3950

    lainey3950

    01/18/2022

    Thanks so much Ros ?x

  • DonalCarey

    DonalCarey

    01/20/2022

    Good luck Elaine Burrows D8lane

  • JuneCarey

    JuneCarey

    01/21/2022

    Best of luck Elaine, you deserve the award.

  • lainey3950

    lainey3950

    01/24/2022

    Thanks so much guys for the lovely comments and for making the effort to vote I really appreciate it???

  • PatriciaMurray

    PatriciaMurray

    01/25/2022

    The best of luck Elaine you are a true inspiration to us all

  • Scullymullins@yahoo.co.uk

    Scullymullins@yahoo.co.uk

    01/25/2022

    Best of luck. Up the kingdom !!

  • lainey3950

    lainey3950

    01/27/2022

    Thanks a mil for believing in me and for voting, it means so much, I am so proud to have been nominated and represent my County and Country ??

  • PatrickOSullivan

    PatrickOSullivan

    01/30/2022

    Elaine. You are Epic. Good on you for getting recognised on the world stage. Best of luck with the votes. Enjoy. ?

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