Sabrina Wiedmer Rushes Round Rathlin

Sabrina Wiedmer Rushes Round Rathlin

Courtesy of Pádraig Mallon at start, midway and finish around Rathlin Sound, Northern Ireland.

Pádraig Mallon described Sabrina Wiedmer’s latest 10 km marathon swim in Northern Ireland.

It was flat calm at the start, a little rattle of turbulence in the middle, and flat calm at the end. Today’s swim by Swiss swimmer Sabrina Wiedmer made landfall on the shores of Ballycastle after completing the 10 km swim across the Rathlin Sound in a time of 2 hours 9 minutes and 31 seconds in the 10.5°C (50.9°F) waters.

The team at Infinity Channel Swimming was invited to revive this great swim, first attempted by open water swimming great Jack McClelland in 1959 in 3 hours 10 minutes and was last completed by Gary Knox in 2010.

Sabrina was supported by crew member and open water champion Olive Conroy. Amazing people do amazing things

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