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Elaine Burrows Dillane

Elaine Succeeds In Swimming Across The English Channel

September 10, 2019 at 8:05 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE swimmer has become the first Kerry woman to swim the English channel. Elaine Burrows Dillane completed her incredible feat just after 8pm this evening, She set off from Kent in England this morning, accompanied by ‘The Optimist’ boat with her supporters, with the aim of reaching France. Just before […]

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Tralee Woman Over Halfway In Her Bid To Swim The English Channel

Tralee Woman Over Halfway In Her Bid To Swim The English Channel

September 10, 2019 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman is currently aiming to become the first Kerry woman to swim the English channel. Elaine Burrows Dillane set off in beautiful sunshine from Kent in England this mornin, accompanied by ‘The Optimist’ boat with her supporters, with the aim of reaching France. As of 3pm this afternoon, […]

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Pictured at the launch of the Swim for a Mile programme beginning February 4th at Tralee, Ballybunion and Killarney Sports & Leisure Complexes are from left; John Edwards, Swim Coach, Finbar Griffin, Manager, Tralee Sports & Leisure Complex, Kieran Kennelly, Swim Coach, Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre, Córa Carrigg, Coordinator, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) and Martina Lawless, Programme Facilitator, Swim for a Mile. See www.kerryrecreationandsports.ie to sign up. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

Initiative To Get People To ‘Swim For A Mile’ At The Complex

January 19, 2019 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE ever-popular Swim for a Mile programme is back for 2019 and registrations are now open. Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) in collaboration with Swim Ireland, Healthy Ireland and three public swimming pools in Kerry — including at the complex in Tralee — are offering a unique coaching programme for […]

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Cian Begley (centre) from Ballydavid who is off to Poland next week for the Halliwick Gala, pictured here with swimming coach Mairead Sheehan and his dad Donnacha. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Swimmers In Poland For Halliwick Gala

September 22, 2018 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

FIVE swimmers from Kerry are in Poland today (Saturday) competing in the Halliwick Gala. It’s a competition based on the Halliwick Concept, which is an approach to teaching all people, in particular, focusing on those with physical and/or learning difficulties, to participate in water activities, to move independently in water, […]

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Elaine Burrows Dillane and Mags O'Sullivan of Tralee Bay Swimming Club.

Tralee Women Come First At Ice Swimming Championships

February 1, 2018 at 11:40 am 1 comment

TRALEE women were among the winners at a swimming event in Armagh last weekend. Mags O’Sullivan and Elaine Burrows Dillane represented Tralee Bay Swimming Club in the World Cup Ireland Ice Swimming 1Km Championships in Wild Water Armagh last Saturday. Both ladies came first in their category and are members of Tralee […]

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A Tralee Man Swam The English Channel Last Night

A Tralee Man Swam The English Channel Last Night

August 18, 2015 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man completed the arduous challenge of swimming the English Channel last night. Kristian O’Donovan, swam the channel in a more than respectable time of 13 hours and 48 minutes. The employee of Pitman Training, received fantastic support along the way through the world’s busiest shipping lane, finishing around 11.30pm last night. […]

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Is Your Swimming Spot A Designated Bathing Area?

Is Your Swimming Spot A Designated Bathing Area?

June 19, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

  TENS of thousands of people have been enjoying a dip at Kerry’s pristine lakes, rivers and beaches during the recent sunny weather. What most swimmers don’t know is that City and County Councils must designate official bathing areas in their area every year, so that they can be monitored […]

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Tralee Bay Swimming Club News 24/11/14

Tralee Bay Swimming Club News 24/11/14

November 24, 2014 at 4:25 pm Comments are Disabled

  Winter Swimming Our Turkey Series on Sunday Mornings has turned out to be a huge success. Round 1 had 9 swimmers taking part and Round 4 last Sunday had 27 swimmers. The beautiful calm weather and blue skies were a help , but with an air temperature of 6c […]

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Kevin Bids To Become Oldest Irishman To Swim English Channel

Kevin Bids To Become Oldest Irishman To Swim English Channel

September 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man will attempt to become the oldest ever Irish person to swim the English Channel later this month and only the second Kerry person to complete it. “I’m very confident about doing it. All the hard work has been done in preparation, so I’m looking forward to it,” said […]

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Tralee Bay Swimming Club News 08/09/14

Tralee Bay Swimming Club News 08/09/14

September 8, 2014 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

The Gerald Walsh Memorial Swim The final round of our 8 swim World Series took place Sunday evening in blazing sunshine and smooth water . The c1100 metre race took off and finished at a blistering place as vital points had to be won for Swimmer of the Year . […]

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Tralee Bay Swimming Club News 11/08/14

Tralee Bay Swimming Club News 11/08/14

August 11, 2014 at 2:42 pm Comments are Disabled

The Lighthouse. Swim ……. The 6th round of the series was sponsored by Surf n Sail and involved a quick lap of the lighthouse . A strong southerly wind greeted the swimmers , but soon dropped off by race time. The first event to get underway was the boys and […]

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Tralee Clubs To Receive Hundreds Of Thousands In Funding

Tralee Clubs To Receive Hundreds Of Thousands In Funding

July 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE clubs are to receive hundreds of thousands in funding from the government’s Sport Capital Programme. In all, €40.5m will be granted to new and improved sports facilities and equipment nationwide, an increase of 33% since the last round of funding and €927,255 will got to Kerry clubs. The Tralee-based clubs […]

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Tralee Bay Swimming Club News

Tralee Bay Swimming Club News

June 23, 2014 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

Second Swim – The second swim in. The World Series for The Paddy O’Sullivan Cup, took place last Monday night in spectacular conditions again, with the sun shining and sea flat. There were a total of 85 swimmers taking part with the race starting at the bathing slip, around the […]

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