Tag: Dál Riata Channel

Trio Triumphs Across Dál Riata Channel

Trio Triumphs Across Dál Riata Channel Courtesy of Pádraig Mallon between Mull of Kintyre and Ballycastle, Northern Ireland. The Dál Riata Channel Swim, previously known as the Mull of Kintyre Swim, is a 17 km swim between Mull of Kintyre in Scotland to Ballycastle in Northern Ireland. The 10.5-mile channel crossing was first attempted by Mercedes Gleitze

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Sabrina, Swiss Swimming Spectacularly

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Sabrina Wiedmer is versatile, living a global aquatic life. In 2013, the 27-year-old Swiss started off her open water swimming career with a 16 km Cork to Cobh Swim in Ireland that took her 3 hours 10 minutes. She still holds the record for the fastest time on this course. Over the winter, Wiedmer

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Wayne Soutter, Hitting The Wall

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Sean McCarry, Commander of the Community Rescue Service, escorted Wayne Soutter on an unprecedented swim across the Dál Riata Channel in 2012 that was initially pioneered by Mercedes Gleitze in 1928. The Irish Long Distance Swimming Association recently issued an official medal to Soutter, recognizing his

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