Imelda Lynch Inducted In 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).
Lynch was recognized as an Honor Contributor (Crew) for her crewing for 7 different English Channel solo swimmers from 2006 to 2010 including Lisa Cummins‘ two-way crossing of 35 hours. She also crewed for other solo swimmers including Stephen Redmond’s swim from Fastnet to Schull.
She is also a successful marathon swimmer with a 14 hour 35 minute crossing of the 33.5 km English Channel in 2005 and a 7 hour 5 minute crossing of the 14.4 km Strait of Gibraltar. She was a member of a 4-person English Channel relay (shown above on the far left together with Patrick Sheehan, second from left, Coach Eilís Burns in the middle, Oswald Schmidt, second from right, and Eddie Irwin on the far right), a two-way English Channel relay, and the first person to complete a 23 km swim from Bandon River to The Dock to Speckled Door, together with Danny Coholan.
For more information, visit the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association website here.
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