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Pádraig Picks Up Personality Plaque

The relentlessly energetic Pádraig Mallon won the 2013 Senior Individual Sports Personality Award at the 2013 Newry and Mourne Sports Awards ceremony. Mallon, the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year, is one [...]

Alison Cardwell Receives Ted Keenan Shield

Alison Cardwell received the 2013 Irish Long Distance Swimming Association's Ted Keenan Shield for Ulster Open Water Swimmer of the Year at the ILDSA Awards ceremony this past weekend. At the 2013 ILDSA Awards, Cardwell [...]

The Admiral Of The Channel

When we look at old photos of Mercedes Gleitze attempting to swim across the North Channel between Scotland and Ireland, we half expect to see a young Brian Meharg MBE in her boat, so intertwined [...]

Peter Bales, A Navigating Giant Of South Africa

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Michael Oram (English Channel), Rafael Gutiérrez Mesa (Strait of Gibraltar), Quinten Nelson (North Channel), Greg Elliott (Catalina Channel), Captain Mizushima (Tsugaru Channel), Bob Andrieux (Santa Barbara Channel), and Charlie [...]

Darren Miller Achieving The Oceans Seven

The people on the global Oceans Seven list truly come from all walks of life. Stephen Redmond is a former rugby player. Anna-Carin Nordin travels without a coach, trainer or entourage of any sort. Michelle [...]

Pádraig Mallon, Man In The Middle Of Much

If there is anyone who embodies the spirit of open water swimming while possesses the sense of adventure, tenacity and perseverance that open water swimmers are known for in a genuinely humble and understated manner, [...]

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