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UnBAYlievable- 125 swimmers cross the bay for Cancer Care West

Fri, Jul 28, 2017

The 12th annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West which took place on Saturday last 22nd July saw a total of 125 swimmers safely cross Galway Bay.

Officially one of Ireland's biggest and longest one-day swims, this year over 100 swimmers will swim 13km across the bay to raise funds for Cancer Care West. Starting from Aughinish in Co. Clare and finishing at Blackrock Diving Tower in Salthill.

With over 125 swimmers taking part, this year saw the biggest number of first timers taking part in particular the relays. An emotional day for so many, after completing the swim many participants remarked that is was “magical” whilst also remarking that you couldn’t put into words the feeling of accomplishment and also the feel-good factor from all the support crew and people at Blackrock.


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