July 14, 2024

Three hardy Donegal swimmers represented Staff Eire within the first European Ice Swimming Championships final weekend.

The novel occasion took place in Oradea, Romania from 1st-4th February with over 320 swimmers from 27 international locations competing.

Sarah O Malley Daly from Ballyshannon, Ann Morrow and Martin Mc Devitt, each from Rossnowlagh, joined 19 different ice swimmers from throughout the island of Eire taking the plunge.


Three Cool Cats from Donegal Take a Plunge in Icy European Championships!

Ice swimming is swimming in water temperatures of under 5° unassisted carrying solely a silicon cap, a pair of goggles and a typical swim costume.

After many coaching and acclimatising classes, the trio entered varied occasions and distances from 50m sprints to the longer endurance occasion of the Ice 1000m.

All swimming was carried out in icy waters of 4° and beneath on the out of doors Olympic pool alongside the scenic river facet location in Oradea.

Sarah secured 3 bronze medals and PBs (Private Greatest) in her occasions. Her Donegal group mates Ann and Martin carried out brilliantly with a number of PBs over varied distances in freestyle and breaststroke. Total Staff Eire achieved a complete of 36 medals. 

In the event you’re curious to see these polar plungers in motion take a look at the Irish Ice Swimming Affiliation’s Fb web page (https://www.fb.com/IISA.IceSwimming).



Donegal trio enjoys brr-illiant performances in ice swimming championships in Romania was final modified: February sixth, 2024 by Rachel McLaughlin