Ice swimmer sets new world record

Nuala Moore
Nuala Moore

Dingle super-woman Nuala Moore set a new world record last week at the Ireland Ice Swimming Championships, held in Camlough Lake, Newry.

Endurance swimmer Nuala won third overall female and broke the world record in her age category for swimming 1000 metres in water with a temperature of under 5 degrees Celsius in 22.03 seconds.

The amazing achievement comes only a fortnight after Nuala was honoured at the Kerry Sports Stars & Special Awards 2014, held at The Malton in Killarney where she received the 'Special Achievement Award'.

Breaking a world record is the latest in a series of conquests which has seen Nuala perform at top level in her discipline around the globe.

Last August she represented Ireland in Argentina, swimming in the waters that surround the Perito Moreno Glacier - which is five kilometres wide, 74 metres in height above water with a total ice depth of 170 metres - at the International Winter Swimming Festival of Argentina.

The Dingle woman has also represented Ireland at the Jinan International Swimming Championships in China, taken part in a 1,400km swim in Tunisia and swept the boards at the Russian Winter Swimming Championship in Siberia.

This of course, on top of the fact that she completed a swim around the coast of Ireland along with being part of the ground-breaking international relay team which swam from Russia to the United States across the Bering Straits.