The Ice People: Hardcore swim gang completes 52-week dip challenge

Domnick Walsh’s images show the Tralee Swim Club hardshaws in action, including images of Kevin Williams and Bridget Moore in the icy waters; Bob Fitzsimons first in queue for the shower; Elaine Burrows helping Helena Craig to wrap up; Mary Dillane and Amanda Bentley huddling for warmth; and the gang necking a much-needed dram
Domnick Walsh’s images show the Tralee Swim Club hardshaws in action, including images of Kevin Williams and Bridget Moore in the icy waters; Bob Fitzsimons first in queue for the shower; Elaine Burrows helping Helena Craig to wrap up; Mary Dillane and Amanda Bentley huddling for warmth; and the gang necking a much-needed dram

Some of the county’s toughest swimmers braved Fenit waters cold enough to have skinned a brass monkey last week to complete a 2017 challenge that saw them notching-up at least one dip every week.

That they are all smiles in Domnick Walsh’s top pics of the event – even with the near-Arctic waters up to their oxsters – speaks volumes about their hardiness. Warming drops of vital spirits and body towels had the blood circulating fully before long.

Kerryman

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