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Saturday 1 November 2014

Annual mile swim race

Published 04/09/2012 | 18:16

THE FAMED 'Frosties' sea-swimmers are stepping into the waves again for their annual mile race on September 22.

The Frostie Mile race has been provisionally pencilled in for 3.30pm on that date and will see dozens of hardy sea swimmers take on the challenge of completing a mile in open water off the Skerries shore. The difficulty of the challenge means that only swimmers who have swum the course at least once before the race will be allowed to compete. The race is also close to Frosties members and swimmers who have taken part in previous races.

When Peter Carr, Dermot Murphy and Eamonn Kearney decided to name the year-round sea swim group in Skerries ' The Frosties' back in 2000 and lobbied the council for repairs to the bathing areas, little did they know just how much the group would achieve. While continuing to swim daily come hail or come shine, they have have pioneered some outrageously-long distance swims along the coast and outlying islands. You can find out more about the group and the mile race on the Frosties Facebook page.

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