June 9, 2021
18:00 - 21:00
Organised by Ned Denison.
Five English Channel solo marathon swimmers will attempt to complete the 7km swim around Cork City: Jim Shalloo, Liam Maher, Ned Denison, Bernard Lynch & Rosie Foley.
They will start at the top of the South Channel by the Kingsley Hotel – near high water to clear the 5 weirs on that channel. At low water the weirs would simply be too dangerous and high water causes a problem with bridge clearance (none under the Trinity Foot Bridge) – so teams of safety kayakers will accompany the swimmers at either side.
Then up the North Channel – they will battle the river flow and outgoing tide still needing 3.3 meters of tidal water to “cover” the last 2 weirs that they must cross-up and over.
FREE to view
Venue: Kingsley Hotel