Conor Gunn Inducted In Hall of Fame – Marathon Swimming Ireland

Courtesy of Ned Denison, Hall of Fame – Marathon Swimming Ireland.

Conor Gunn was among a number of Irish luminaries to be voted into the Hall of Fame – Marathon Swimming Ireland in its Class of 2020.

Gunn joined Conor Gunn, Owen O’Keefe, Colm O’Neill, Fergal Somerville, Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim, and Imelda Lynch in the Hall of Fame – Marathon Swimming Ireland.

The newest members joined the Class of 2019 (Anne-Marie Ward, Grainne Gunn, Ion Lazarenco Tiron, Ned Denison, Stephen Millar, Sandycove Island Swimmers) and Class of 2018 (Chris Bryan, Lisa Cummins, Kieran Fitzgerald, Jack McClelland, Deirdre Ward, Eilís Burns, Martin Cullen, Brian Meharg, and Quinton Nelson).

Gunn won the 17 km men’s Irish Open Water Swimming Championships 10 times in a row starting in 1992. He also completed the English Channel in 9 hours 11 minutes in 1994 which still remains the fastest time by any swimmer from Ireland. That swim was the reason he won the Centenary Cup (given to the Fastest Swim of the Year by a British Person by the Channel Swimming Association) by crossing the English Channel in 1994 for his 9 hour 11 minute crossing.

For more information, visit the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association website here.

The formal induction ceremony to honor Gunn will be held on February 29th 2020 in Kinsale, Co. Cork in conjunction with the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association Awards (register here).

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