Family: Boyfriend Brian who likes to surf and mind me when I go for long swims. Parents Martin and Marian live in Galway, I have one Sister Ger who is mom to my Nephew and Niece Adam (10) and Amy (5), Adam likes to jump in at black rock and Amy completes mini Channel swims in the Claregalway hotel swimming pool.
Occupation: Army Officer
Swimming Club: Atlantic Masters Galway
What got Dee into swimming: Swam with Shark SC when I was younger and it’s hard to resist the call of Galway Bay. Returned to open water swimming in 2004 via the galway Triathlon, continued to do triathlons for a few years before doing the Galway Bay Swim in 2012 and again in 2016. I have spent a lot of hours swimming in various locations sometimes for training sometimes just for fun. I have a some ice swimming experience with 500m under 2 degrees being my most extreme effort. I like to help other swimmers by providing SUP or Kayak Support. I have gone on a few swimtrek trips and have picked up swim friends from all over the world as a result. If you are looking for a great introduction to sea swimming in beautiful places I would highly recommend doing a trip like this, you will come home with so much confidence to swim further than you have ever gone.
Recent Swim History:
• Completed English Channel Solo Swim 14hours 54 min
• Hellespont & Dardanneles 4.5km (Europe – Asia) “world’s oldest open water swim”
• Galway Bay 13km
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.