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Monday, May 25, 2015
Stamping Their Passport To Adventure In The North Channel
Pádraig Mallon reported that 8 swimmers successfully passed their 2-hour qualification swim for a North Channel relay attempt.
"With an incoming tide, south southeasterly winds of approximately 20 knots, a sunny blue sky the beautiful backdrop of Carlingford Co. Louth met eight swimmers who set out at a fast pace for what would be a two-hour passport swim. North Channel swimming rules applied - one silicone swim cap and one standard swim costume. Feeds were offered every half hour and swimmers stroke rates where assessed every hour, each swimmer covering various distances depending on this. Water safety was of paramount importance in this challenging section of open water."
Shane Reenan of Louth Adventures piloted one craft while Mallon piloted the other. All 8 completed their passport swim assessment with water temperature of 10°C (50°F) degrees.
From left to right above, Joe Belton (Infinity 5 North Channel Relay Team), Mollie Conroy, Ian Conroy (Infinity Channel Crossing Crew), David Burke (North Channel Relay Eleven Feet and Infinity 5 North Channel Relay Teams), Gillian McShane (Infinity 5 North Channel Relay Team), Adrian Poucher (North Channel Relay Eleven Feet team), Noel Grimes (Infinity 5 North Channel Relay Team), Olive Conroy (age 16), Patricia McParland (Infinity Channel Crossing Crew) with Buidhe, Thomas O'Hagan (Infinity 5 North Channel Relay Team), and Pádraig Mallon (channel swimmer and Infinity Channel Crossings escort pilot).
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