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Dunmore East RNLI Open Water Swim returns

Lifeboats News Release

This year will see the welcome return of the annual Dunmore East RNLI Open Water Swim which will take place on Sunday 28 May

Swimmers embark at the last 2017 swim event

Dunmore East RNLI

Swimmers embark at the last 2017 swim event

Hundreds of swimmers will be taking to the water starting from the slip at the Waterford Harbour Sailing Club in Dunmore East. There will be three swim options with distances of 1,600m, 800m and 500m. The first swim will start at 11.30am.

With a growing awareness of the health benefits of swimming and the recognition that open water swimming can provide an additional workout and also a mental health boost, Dunmore East RNLI will once again host this significant event that will see people take part in a rewarding swim challenge in a safe environment whilst also supporting the lifesaving work of the charity.

Speaking at the launch, Margaret Barry, chair of the fundraising branch at Dunmore East RNLI said: ‘I can’t believe that it’s been six years since our last swim event and we are really excited to be relaunching for 2023. An event like this provides essential funds for our volunteer lifeboat crew to continue vital lifesaving work here in Dunmore East. We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country with a stunning coastline, and it really is the perfect location for a swim.’

You can register online here via Eventbrite

For more information follow Dunmore East RNLI on their social media channels.



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Swimmers embark at the last 2017 swim event

Dunmore East RNLI

Swimmers embark at the last 2017 swim event

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