Ireland’s swimmers, their coaches from Swim Ireland and home programs gathered for a spot of 2017 motivational New-Year, New-Season, New-Start cheer last September.
The challenge they set themselves to celebrate European Sports Week? 100x50m – and they swam at a speed worthy of an entry in the Guinness Book of Records. Their efforts contributed thousands of euros to cancer cure and care in Ireland.
Ratification was given – the standard sealed at 46 minutes, 38.04 seconds – and this week Swim Ireland video was posted for all to enjoy the ride with Ireland’s swimmers on the move.
For those not there on the day, here’s a story of bonding and how to turn ships round, featuring national head coach Jon Rudd, National teamsters Brendan Hyland, Conor Ferguson and others: