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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Irish Long Distance Swimming Association Award Honourees

The Camlough Lake Water Festival Team and Newry and Mourne District Council in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry hosted a large open water swimming contingent at the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association Awards.

"Newbies and veterans from Ulster, Munster, Leinster, Connaught and overseas alike were able to enjoy the ceremonies along with Alison Streeter MBE and Kevin Murphy and English Channels and Peter Legge," reported Jacqueline Galway. "Their attendance along with event sponsors and distinguished guests and the wit of North Channel pilot Brian Meharg of Bangor Boat as the Master of Ceremonies showed the prominence of open water swimming and the opportunities for 2014 and beyond."

* ILDSA 2013 Runner-up Juvenile Best Newcomer to Open Water Swimming (sponsored by Canal Court Hotel and Spa): Eoin Edwards
* ILDSA 2013 Juvenile Best Newcomer to Open Water Swimming (sponsored by AB Trophies): Cian McConvey
* ILDSA 2013 Juvenile Swimmer of the Year (sponsored by Camlough Lake Events Committee): Lisa Comerford
* ILDSA 2013 Senior Best Newcomer to Open Water Swimming (sponsored by SWIM TIME): Lukasz Kowalczyk
* ILDSA 2013 Ted Keenan Ulster Open Water Swimmer of the Year (sponsored by Newry and Mourne District Council): Alison Caldwell
* ILDSA 2013 Paraic Casey Munster Open Water Swimmer of the Year (sponsored by Swim and Leisure): Owen O'Keefe
* ILDSA 2013 Leinster Open Water Swimmer of the Year (sponsored by Dublin Mini Coaches): Fergal Somerville
* ILDSA 2013 Connaught Open Water Swimmer of the Year (sponsored by Dublin Hidden walks): Lynsey Dunne
* ILDSA 2013 Open Water Swim Performance of the Year (sponsored by ILDSA President Billy Wallace): Nuala Moore and Anne Marie Ward
* ILDSA 2013 Spirit of Open Water Swimming Award (sponsored by M&M Gas and Refrigeration Services): Ger Kennedy
* ILDSA 2013 Margaret Smith Award (sponsored by Extreme Ireland): Camlough Lake Water Festival Committee
* ILDSA 2013 Best Organised Open Water Swim (sponsored by Leather Doctor NI): Great Wicklow 10K Swim
* ILDSA 2013 Female Senior Swimmer of the Year (sponsored by Nelsons Boats): Nuala Moore
* ILDSA 2013 Male Senior Swimmer of the Year (sponsored by Bangor Boat): Pádraig Mallon

Additionally, Kevin Murphy was presented with the King of the North Channel honour and Alison Streeter MBE was similarly presented with the Queen of the North Channel honour for each having swam the North Channel three times.

Photo shows Milo McCourt, Peter Legge, Billy Wallace, Alison Streeter MBE, Kevin Murphy, Anne Marie Ward, Lukaz Kowalczyk, Alison Cardwell, Cian McConvey, Ger Kennedy and Pádraig Mallon.

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