Tag: Jacqueline Galway

Positively Powerful Pádraig

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Full Ironman triathlons are tough, requiring extraordinary dedication and an incredible level of stamina. Channel swims are arguably even tougher, requiring focus in an environment of unparalleled sensory deprivation and cold-water acclimation. And ice swimming is undoubtedly the toughest of all,

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The Smile Mile Is Memorable

Courtesy of Jacqueline Galway at Carlingford lough Co., Ireland. The Smile Mile was held at Carlingford lough Co. Louth today in Ireland. "The swim is held to remember those you have lost - to celebrate the good times and to recognise those who have inspired you in life," explains Jacqueline Galway. "70 swimmers jumped in off the pier and swam various

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Hands Up To Round The Rock

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Irish Long Distance Swimming Association with Camlough Lake Water Festival hosted the 1.5K 'Round the Rock' sea swim in late June in Warrenpoint Co. Down. "There was sunshine on shore, but a cool offshore breeze, choppy waters and a tepid 17ºC water temperature met almost 100 swimmers for the event

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Lopsided But Swimming Straight

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Standing at an angle, but swimming straight is often the case when a relay team takes to a channel swim. As each relay swimmer prepares for their relay exchange, the rest of the team and crew often head over to one side of the escort boat to look and help out. Photo shows Bangor Boat's Brian Meharg and

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11 Feet And 6 Big Smiles

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Eleven Feet...such an unusual name for a 6-person relay team. Until you see the smile on David Burke's face when he left from Robby's Point at Donaghadee Bangor in Northern Ireland and finished on the Scottish shore. After learning how to swim when his leg was amputated due to a car accident at the age of

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Swimming In Honey

Jacqueline Galway reports on a spring day in Carlingford Lough, Ireland, "Some took a short dip, others took a dive in and swam a mile or so - the makings of a great Spring day in Carlingford Lough." Photo courtesy of Aidan Trainor. Copyright © 2014 by World Open Water Swimming Association

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Picturesque Pier To Pier With Pádraig

World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year nominee Pádraig Mallon, comfortable in his own bioprene, went for a Pier to Pier swim in picturesque Carlingford, Ireland with members of the Camlough Lake Water Festival team including Jacqueline Galway, Mick Mallon and Milo McCourt. "It was a great success, cold and choppy but invigorating," said Galway. "Obvious

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