Brian Meharg Of Bangor Boat Passing On The Knowledge

Brian Meharg has been escorting channel swimmers across the North Channel for years.

As he is winding down his illustrious career, the attempts on the North Channel between Scotland and Ireland are increasing.

And true to his nature, the knowledgeable pilot is ushering in a new generation of escort pilots. “After years of being on the fringes of open water swimming, the Oceans Seven has firmly put the North Channel on the map.

While I focus on three attempts per season, I am looking to persuade other captains to take up the mantle on each side, in both Scotland and Ireland, by providing advice and courses to take.”

It is men like Meharg who have enjoyed and participated in the sport for decades and have formed a solid foundation for the sport to take off in the 21st century.

Meharg took the following video of the Conference-ending social swim around Sandycove Island at the 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference held in Cork, Ireland.


Photo shows Brian Meharg with Howard Keech.

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