Best Senior Newcomer award from the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association in 2012
Kennedy is one of the organisers of the Great Wicklow 10 km Swim, the Petrified Forest 6 km, the Great Dublin Swim and the Killiney Beach Ironman Swims.
Kennedy is the Swim Director of Ironman Dublin 2015
Kennedy is a member of the East Coast of Ireland Open Water Swimming.
Kennedy is an Ironman triathlete.
Kennedy is on the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association committee.
Kennedy became an ice swimmer with an official ice mile completed in 2014.
Kennedy participated in the inaugural International Ice Swimming Championships.
Kennedy participated in the 10th annual Russian Ice Swimming Championships in Murmansk, Russia.
Kennedy competed in the inaugural 1000m International Ice Swimming Championship in Lake Semenovskoe in Murmansk, Russia in 0.8ºC under the auspices of the International Ice Swimming Association
Kennedy completed in the 1 km ice swimming race at the 2016 Big Chill Swim at the Low Wood Bay Marina, Windermere, England in 6.4ºC water
Kennedy assists Padraig Mallon and Nuala Moore at Ireland Ice Swimming, a series of ice swimming preparations at Camlough Lake, Ireland.
Kennedy assisted Johnny Hayden to complete the Chappie’s Swim Challenge.
Kennedy participated in the 2015 Ireland Ice Swimming Championships 1 km race in Conroy Pond, Northern Ireland in 4.1°C water.
Kennedy competed in the 2016 Winter World Swimming Championships in Tyumen, Russia
Kennedy completed a 52m Under Ice Swimming challenge in water -1ºC (40.2ºF) and air approximately -14.8ºC (-6.6ºF)] in the Lena River in Yakutsk, Russia in March 2016
Kennedy completed a 60-minute Ice Bath Challenge in Dublin, Ireland
Kennedy was nominated for the 2016 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year award by the World Open Water Swimming Association
Kennedy participated in the 2016 Polish Championships in Winter Swimming.
Kennedy organized Antarctica 2020 International Swim, a series of ice swims inside the Antarctic Circle (66°44′46.5″ south) that celebrates Lynne Cox’s pioneering Antarctica 1.6 km swim in Neko Bay in 2002 and to celebrate the 200-year anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by Russian explorer Fabian Gottlieb Thaddeus von Bellingshausen while visiting various locations in the Bellingshausen Sea and Weddell Sea.
Kennedy completed a 12-hour sea swim in Forty Foot on the southern tip of Dublin Bay at Sandycove, County Dublin, Ireland.
Kennedy is a speaker at the 2016 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Tunisia.
Kennedy finished 49th in the 1 km race on 1 January 2016 in the Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships in Burghausen, Germany.
Kennedy has completed 10 Ice Miles over the course of his career to date including:
On 24 February 2014 in Lough Dan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland in 4.40°C water, he swam 1.0 mile in 40 minutes in a lake.
On 24 February 2014 in Lough Dan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland in 4.40°C water, he swam 1.02 miles in 46 minutes 5 seconds in a lake.
On 1 March 2014 in Lough Dan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland in 4.40°C water, he swam 1.4 miles in 51 minutes 10 seconds in a lake.
On 28 February 2015 in Grand Canal Dock Dublin City, Ireland in 4.80°C water, he swam 1.0 miles in 46 minutes 15 seconds in the Old Grand Canal Dock Basin built 1696.
On 16 January 2016 in Wild Water Armagh, Ireland in 0.66°C water, he swam 1 mile in 42 minutes 40 seconds in a pool.
On 6 March 2016 in Mikkelvik Brygge, Norway in 2.54°C water, he swam 1.0 mile in 44 minutes 5 seconds in the sea.
On 9 December 2016 in Tyumen, Siberia, Russia in 0.50°C water (with -18.80°C wind chill), he swam 1.25 miles in 44 minutes 10 seconds in a 25m ice pool.
On 6 January 2018 in Lake Ouiouane , Khenifra, Morocco in 4.66°C water, he swam 1.04 miles in 46 minutes 10 seconds in a lake at 1640 meters above sea level.
On 22 February 2018 in M Street Beach South Boston, USA in 4.66°C water, he swam 1.0 miles in 42 minutes 15 seconds in the sea.
On 8 March 2018 in Dublin in the Irish Sea in 4.60°C water, he swam 1.1 miles in 44 minutes 14 seconds in the sea.
He completed 4 unofficial Ice Miles
In 2016, he completed a 2 km Extreme Ice Mile in 0.5°C
In 2016, he completed a Polar Ice Mile.
In 2016 and 2016, he completed 2 Ice Mile Zero.
He competed in the Tyumen Cup Siberia in 2014 and 2016.
He competed in the 2015 Winter Swimming World Championships.
He competed in the 1 km race at the International Ice Swimming Association Ireland Championships in 2015 and 2016.
He competed in the 1 km race in Murmansk at the 2015 World Ice Swimming Championships.
He competed in the 1 km race in Germany at the 2016 World Ice Swimming Championships.
He competed in the 1 km race at the 2015 and 2016 German Open.
He completed a high-altitude 1 km swim in Lake Balea, Romania at 2040 meters above sea level.
He competed in the 2016 Chill Swim UK in Windermere, Lake District, England.
He competed in the 2015 Winter Swimming Championships / Jelgavas Roni Cup in Latvia.
He competed in the 2015 Polish Winter Swimming Championships in Gydina, Poland.
He competed in the 650m and 1 km races at the 2016 Polish Ice Swimming Championships.
He participated in the Irish Sea Swim from Holyhead to Dublin in Ireland that benefits the Gavin Glynn Foundation together with Captain Ger Kennedy, Vice Captain Ger Devin, Pakie Bolster, Sean Hall, Richard Dunne and Garretth McDermot.
He was named one of the World’s 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men in 2019 by the World Open Water Swimming Association.
He will compete in the Ice Kilometer at the 4rd International Ice Swimming Association World Championship held in Murmansk, Russia in March 2019.
He completed a Polar Ice Mile at 60° 4′ 12.412 N 19° 1′ 55.2496 E around in Mikkelvik Brygge, Skagøysund, Norway in 2.5°C water in 44 minutes 5 seconds on 8 March 2019.
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.