My name is Anna Mc Carthy . I’m 57 years of age , married to Phil with 2 children -Dylan , 21 and Clíodhna , 16.
I ‘ve been an open water swimmer for 10 years and have competed in many events both in Dublin and around the country . I have also participated in many charity swims .
I have completed 2 ice kilometers and 1 ice mile
On the 2 Nd August this year , our team of three successfully completed a crossing of the English Channel in a time of 14 hours and 42 minutes . We swam for a total of 5 hours each ;
exhausting but eventually fun.
I look forward to upcoming challenge and to the success of the charity .
Please give what you can, and thank you for your support
It is planned for between the 19th-26th September 2019, actual date will be announced through charity social media channels when official. We can’t specify an exact date due to weather and tide conditions.
Pilot’s, Swimmers,Team will all be ready to take on the mighty and unpredictable cold Irish Sea.
The main aim of the swim is to raise money for The Gavin Glynn Foundation. You can help by donating any amount you can spare. You can find the swim team’s fundraising page here – http://www.idonate.ie/Irishseaswim
3 teams of 6 in 1993 (under English channel rules)
1 Charity team of 11 in 2011 in aid of Cancer Research UK Led by Richard Branson / Ronan Keating
Successful Team in a Time of 29 Hrs 56 Min 56 Sec on 18th August at 4:00
Gerry Carrol, Shay Dillion, Mike Kelly, Dave Kilmartin, Feilim O’Maolain and Leslie Nolan.
The Team Mantra is “Giving Back” to our wonder sport of open water swimming and what better way by including Gavin Glynn Foundation for there incredible work in Helping Families with Children Fighting Cancer in Ireland , Traveling overseas for Treatment
We have chosen 6 Irish swimmers to follow in the foot steps of the 6 Irish swimmers who completed this massive swim in 1993.