Connect with Dublin, Your Dublin
A 2012 newspaper article* stated that only 24% of Irish people have any emotional connection to the capital. It goes down to 15% when you exclude Dubliners. One great way to really connect is to swim through the heart of Dublin's Fair City in the Liffey Swim - if you surveyed Liffey swimmers, you will find real emotional connection with Dublin. The Open Water swimming season sees swimmers take to Dublin's fantastic coastline for races also. Dublin Swimming Club is Ireland's oldest swimming club, founded in 1881, invites you to GET CONNECTED with your capital and join us.
Sunday Times 21/10/12
St Stephen’s Day Club Swim
On a cold, wet 2012 St Stephen’s Day a hardy bunch of Dublin Swimming Club swimmers took part in the annual Christmas club swim / race at Sandycove in south Co Dublin. The men’s race was won by Matt Kenny, followed closely by Paul Beagon, Keith Butler and John Pickering.
In the ladies race there was a dead heat between Eithne Kenny and Alison Bourke, followed closely by Maeve Dunne, Ann Marie Bourke and Heather Bourke. Well done to all, especially to Paul, Keith and Heather for whom it was their first ever winter swim. James Joyce himself would have been proud of their efforts.