Swim 4 Orán On Oxford Island

Courtesy of Lurgan Masters and Open Water Swimming Club, Oxford Island, Northern Ireland.

Orán Creaney was a 6-year-old young boy from Northern Ireland who sadly passed away due to heart conditions.

Orán was born in June 2008 with a single ventricle heart. His heart condition, coupled with a feeding peg, meant that he had little energy and was tube fed three times a day.  He faced his condition with bravery and he was proud of his Special Heart.

After his third open heart surgery, Orán passed away in 2014 at the age of 6.

Orán’s grandfather is accomplished Irish swimmer Francie McAlinden who co-founded the Lurgan Masters and Open Water Swimming Club in Belfast.  The Club in conjunction with the Children’s Heartbeat Trust is hosting a charity swim called Swim 4 Orán.

The event includes 150m, 300m, 750m, 1.5 km and 3 km races held at the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre on Oxford Island.

For more information and to register for the September 13th Swim 4 Orán, visit here.

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