Tag: Ger Kennedy

Men Are What Their Mothers Made Them

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Back in 2017, Ger Kennedy remembered his mother before a particularly tough 12-hour Sea Swim Challenge in Forty Foot on the southern tip of Dublin Bay at Sandycove, County Dublin, Ireland. She had just passed away from cancer a week before his swim. "After my beautiful Mum passing away a week ago to

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The Cumulative Cold Index

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Ger Kennedy, one of the most prolific ice swimmers in the world and the only male to complete the Ice Sevens, achieved another cold water swimming milestone: swimming 10 km in water under 10°C (50°F) in a solo point-to-point 10 km marathon swim from Sandycove Harbour to Bray Harbour. The sub-10°C 10 km

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14 Swimmers At The Bottom Of The World

Courtesy of Ger Kennedy, Southern Ocean, Antarctica. https://youtu.be/Olq6j25191U Antarctica 2020 International Swim is a series of ice swims and environmental swims held inside the Antarctic Circle (66°33′46.5″ south) that replicates and celebrates Lynne Cox's pioneering Antarctica 1.7 km swim in Neko Bay in 2002 and celebrates the 200-year

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