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Monday, July 7, 2014

Finbarr Hedderman Joins Elite Fraternity...Twice Over

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Last year, Finbarr Hedderman completed an ice mile in Ireland held under the auspices of the International Ice Swimming Association to join an elite crowd [shown above]. Then the Irish swimmer, originally from Ballincollig and currently from Cork, turned his sights on something longer.

It was success déjà vu.

Yesterday, he completed a 12 hour 24 minute crossing of the North Channel to once again join a very elite fraternity of tough channel swimmers:

Ireland to Scotland Solo Swimmers
1. Tom Blower (1947O 15 hours 26 minutes
2. Kevin Murphy (1970) 11 hours 21 minutes
3. Kevin Murphy (1971) 14 hours 27 minutes
4. Ted Keenan (1973) 18 hours 27 minutes
5. Alison Streeter (1988) 9 hours 54 minutes
6. Margaret (Maggie) Kidd (1988) 15 hours 26 minutes
7. Colleen Blair (2008) 15 hours 23 minutes
8. Anne Marie Ward (2010) 18 hours 59 minutes
9. Craig Lenning (2011) 14 hours 44 minutes
10. Howard Keech (2011) 14 hours 47 minutes
11. Fergal Somerville (2013) 12 hours 21 minutes
12. Michelle Macy (2013) 9 hours 34 minutes
13. Milko van Gool (2013) 10 hours 34 minutes
14. Pádraig Mallon (2013) 12 hours 48 minutes
15. Darren Miller (2013) 11 hours 16 minutes
16. Finbarr Hedderman (2014) 12 hours 24 minutes

Scotland to Ireland Solo Swimmers
1. Alison Streeter (1989) 10 hours 4 minutes
2. Alison Streeter (1997) 10 hours 2 minutes
3. Kevin Murphy (1989) 17 hours 17 minutes
4. Paul Lewis (1999) 14 hours 28 minutes
5. Stephen Price (2000) 16 hours 56 minutes
6. Colm O Neill (2004) 11 hours 25 minutes
7. Stephen Redmond (2010) 17 hours 17 minutes
8. Anna Carin Nordin (2013) 14 hours 21 minutes

Dál Riata Channel Swim Course
1. Wayne Soutter (2012) 12 hours 11 minutes

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