Three hardy Donegal swimmers represented Crew 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 nations 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.
Ice swimming is swimming in water temperatures of beneath 5° unassisted sporting solely a silicon cap, a pair of goggles and a normal swim costume.
After many coaching and acclimatising periods, the trio entered numerous 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 below on the out of doors Olympic pool alongside the scenic river aspect location in Oradea.
Sarah secured 3 bronze medals and PBs (Private Greatest) in her occasions. Her Donegal crew mates Ann and Martin carried out brilliantly with a number of PBs over numerous distances in freestyle and breaststroke. Total Crew Eire achieved a complete of 36 medals.
Should you’re curious to see these polar plungers in motion try 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