I am from a town called Cobh, which is located in Cork, Ireland. I’m 25 years old and since September 2014 I have been living in the beautiful city of Cardiff. I live with my fantastic fiancée Caitriona Hurley, who is also from Cork. We traveled over to Wales for work prospects.
Now lets talk swimming! How did I get into openwater swimming? When I was in college in Cork Institute of Technology, I started embracing the college lifestyle too much. After being stuck in a rut for awhile I decided that I wanted to make a lifestyle change, so I started training for my first triathlon in 2012. Lets just say I was in for a serious shock when I done my first race. I remember getting over taken by a woman aged at least 70 on the run leg of my first triathlon, and it was then I realised that this is a bloody hart sport. So I trained and trained, but really only enjoyed doing the swimming part of triathlon. So I stuck with swimming in the ocean, lakes and rivers back in Ireland.
Since winter 2015 I started thinking about doing some challenging swims. I love reading the stories about people that take on mammoth challenges in the past, and it’s something I want to get involved in myself.
During the month of June, I swam down Britain’s longest river, the River Severn. This was an 18-day adventure and all blog entries and summary of the adventure can be seen here.
About This Blog:
This blog is a space where I will talk about my wild swimming adventures, along with all the planning and training thats involved. If there is anything that you would like to see on my blog, just send me a message on the Contact page.
Happy wild swimming!