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Saturday 22 July 2017

Swimmers compete in anniversary race

Liz Duggan, Jessica Lamb and David Power at the 20th Anniversary of the Healy/O'Kane Wicklow swimming club open sea race
Liz Duggan, Jessica Lamb and David Power at the 20th Anniversary of the Healy/O'Kane Wicklow swimming club open sea race

A total of 200 swimmers took part in Friday evening's swim marking the 20th anniversary of the Healy O'Kane Open Sea Race.

The race organised by Wicklow Swimming Club had to be moved out of Wicklow Harbour due to an oil spillage and took place at the Murrough instead.

Swimming conditions were recognised as being 'fairly good' for the 1,600-metre race.

One-hundred-and-twenty-one swimmers competed in the men's event, with Joe Durkan of Templeogue finishing first.

In second place was Connor McCarthy of the NAC Masters, while Dermot Delany, Phoenix, was third. Finishing in fourth spot was John McCarthy of the NAC Masters.

The ladies event featured 87 competitors, with Anne Marie Bourke of Dublin landing the top spot. Fiona McCormack, Eastern Bay, was second, followed by Wicklow's Maebhe Connolly in third and Priscilla Hurley in fourth. Wicklow won the Ladies team event through Maebhe Connolly, Dara Owens, Mary Aldridge and Priscilla Hurley. Wicklow Swimming Club would like to thank the Healy and O'Kane family for their continuous generosity.

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