Tag: Fergal Somerville

Pat Gallant-Charette Raising The Bar

Courtesy of Fergal Somerville, North Channel, California. Pat Gallant-Charette, an American nurse extraordinaire, continues to raise the bar and push the envelope what older swimmers can do. At the age of 65 years and 204 days, she completed one of the most remarkable swims of 2016. Three years after she swam for nearly 17 hours and was pulled less

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Observing Channel Swims Up North

Courtesy of Brian Meharg, Bangor Boat, . The North Channel schedule is becoming crowded as the 21-mile channel between Scotland and Northern Ireland is becoming more and more popular. The Irish Long Distance Swimming Association held its first one-day course on April 30th for volunteers who will serve as observers. "The ILDSA asked via Facebook if anyone

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Ice Milers Show Warmth

Courtesy of Fergal Somerville at Cork Distance Week, Ireland. The enchanting Sandycove Island, Kinsale, Co. Cork in Ireland calls open water swimmers from around the world to Cork Distance Week, a week of swimming, training and creating lifelong friendships. On Saturday, the first swim of the camp organised by Ned Denison, and International Ice Swimming

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