Tag: Rory Fitzgerald

Kate Steels Achieves Ice Sevens

Kate Steels waited and waited and waited - and finally achieved her goal of achieving the Ice Sevens in Argentina today. The Ice Sevens Challenge (or Ice Sevens) is the ice swimming equivalent of the Oceans Seven. To achieve the Ice Sevens, a swimmer must complete an Ice Mile under standard ice swimming rules (i.e., no wetsuit and no neoprene hat) in the

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Swimming To Mikkelvik Brygge

Courtesy of Ger Kennedy, Mikkelvik Brygge (located at 70° 3' 12.312'' N 19° 1' 55.2396'' E) on the Norway Ice Swimming Expedition in northern Norway. Ger Kennedy is leading Norway Ice Swimming Expedition in northern Norway in Mikkelvik Brygge. "Today, in a joint venture with Kate Steels-Fryatt, we planted an Irish flag at Mikkelvik, Norwegen after

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5 Out Of 40 Leaves One Rory Fitzgerald

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Neda el Món reported that only 5 out of 40 participants were able to finish the 22.3 km Illes Formigues - Illes Medes Swim in Spain. But only Rory Fitzgerald, a British ice swimmer, was able to complete the swim sans wetsuit. Fitzgerald completed the swim in 11 hours 27 minutes. "That was tough; [it was]

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Well Done. Cruising In Coniston Water

A beautiful day in the Lake District greeted British swimmers in the Lake District National Park’s Coniston Water on September 14th. With 250 swimmers, the course of Chillswim Coniston was the entire 5.25-mile length of the lake from Low Water End to Monk Coniston. Swimmers were split into three start times based on their predicted speed. In the

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From The Isle Of Man To Ireland

Jim Boucher, Carole Laporte, Mark Gorry and Rory Fitzgerald will attempt to swim at least 50K in an unprecedented crossing between the Isle of Man to the Irish coast on June 20th.The Isle of Man is located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland where the four-person team will take to the waters - currently hovering between 10-11°C

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