Thursday November 26, 2020

Open all hours: Swimming in the sea

Each morning, as the sun comes up around Ireland, hundreds of hardy souls dive into the sea. Arlene Harris meets people for whom open water swimming has become a way of life

29th April, 2018
Ger Kennedy: ‘I have set myself the challenge of doing an ice mile on all seven continents’ Pic: Maura Hickey

There’s nothing more refreshing than a swim in the sea – and although the waters around our fair isle are not known for their tropical temperatures, most of us will brave a quick dip when the weather calls for it.

But Ger Kennedy regularly swims in water which is so cold that he is unable to walk when he reaches dry land. The Dubliner first started swimming in cold water when he realised...

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