Tag: Irish Long Distance Swimming Association

When All Eyes Look North

Courtesy of Irish Long Distance Swimming Association and Swim Ireland. For generations, the most difficult, challenging and cruelest channel crossing in the world has generally been considered to be the North Channel, 21 miles between Northern Ireland and Scotland. The North Channel is very cold for even the most hardened swimmers. It is painful due to

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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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