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Ham sandwiches, coffee and jellyfish soup – Greystones man Ger Devin swims from Kish Lighthouse home

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Greystones man Ger Devin prepares for his swim from Kish Lighthouse to Greystones Harbour.

Greystones man Ger Devin prepares for his swim from Kish Lighthouse to Greystones Harbour.

Greystones swimmer Ger Devin on the Kish Lighthouse platform before his swim on Thursday, July 28.

Greystones swimmer Ger Devin on the Kish Lighthouse platform before his swim on Thursday, July 28.

Ger Devin helped out of the water at Greystones Harbour by wife Jan after swimming 21km from Kish Lighthouse.

Ger Devin helped out of the water at Greystones Harbour by wife Jan after swimming 21km from Kish Lighthouse.

Douglas Ribero, Ger Devin, Alan and Paudie Murphy at Greystones Harbour.

Douglas Ribero, Ger Devin, Alan and Paudie Murphy at Greystones Harbour.

Ger Devin swimming from the Kish Lighthouse to Greystones Harbour under the watchful eye of friend and Dublin Swimming Club team mate Douglas Ribero.

Ger Devin swimming from the Kish Lighthouse to Greystones Harbour under the watchful eye of friend and Dublin Swimming Club team mate Douglas Ribero.

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Greystones man Ger Devin prepares for his swim from Kish Lighthouse to Greystones Harbour.

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LAST Thursday, Greystones man Ger Devin packed a bag of ham and crisp sandwiches, boiled eggs and coffee, sailed to the Kish Lighthouse and swam 21km back through jellyfish soup to Greystones Harbour. This was a training swim for something bigger, and he's got another one coming up that he wants you to join him for.

A crossing of the Catalina Channel from Catalina Island to the coast of California in the US is the goal in October, a 32km+ swim famous for always starting in the dark and being guaranteed to get you brushes with seals, sea lions, dolphins, whales or sharks.


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