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Children at greater risk of drowning during COVID 19 restrictions, warn Irish Water Safety

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Despite the coronavirus lockdown confining people to within 2km of their home, children are still at greater risk of drowning during this period, according to Irish Water Safety.

Long distance swimming happens in your head, says local swimmer after he crosses the North Channel

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David Conradie who is a member of Atlantic Masters Swimming Club Galway is the first Galway resident to achieve the momentous task of swimming the 35kms from Donaghadee in Northern Ireland to Portpatrick in Scotland. The North Channel is known as one of the hardest of the Seven Ocean Channels due to its colder temperatures, strong tides and currents, which means a swimmer may swim in excess of 45kms, and the infestation of lions manes jellyfish that can stop a swimmer in their tracks with their stings.

Swimming is an essential life survival skill

Every child should be able to swim. People do not realise that children from as young as three years of age can and do learn to swim. At Braemor Swimming Summer School they also become confident and very competent when swimming in deep water. Swimming also promotes health, fitness, fun, and relaxation.

Splash into the autumn with Water Babies swim programme

The Water Babies programme is designed to make the most of babies’ natural affinity with water. It teaches confidence and safety, using specialist techniques that see many swimming short distances from as young as 30 months.

The evils of mixed bathing

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In 1925 there was a major debate in the Urban Council about a Garda report that two men from County Offaly who had been swimming in the sea in Salthill without any bathing costumes had been apprehended, and how the gardaí should deal with them. The debate was about the evils or otherwise of mixed bathing in Salthill.

Active 24 Fitness & Leisure, leading the way in twenty-four hour fitness

Open 24 hours, seven days a week, Active 24 Fitness at The Connacht Hotel is buzzing with activity and will certainly get you in the right mindset in the run-up to the holiday period.

Ring hits out at critics of new Castlebar pool

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Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, was back on his old stomping ground on Monday when he was back in the chamber of Mayo County Council to give a presentation on his work, with a particular emphasis on tourism in the county. The Minister, who was a member of the council until the dual mandate was got rid of in 2004, took his seat at the top bench of the chamber alongside the council officials rather than in the on the right flank of the chamber where he sat as a councillor.

Water Babies winter term gets ready to splash down

Water Babies winter term starts on Monday November 9 and bookings are being taken for classes. Classes take place in Hotel Westport, Hotel Ballina, and Breaffy House Resort. Water Babies is run by Jamie and Lisa Cobbe and currently teaches more than 650 babies and toddlers per week in Galway, Sligo, and Mayo.

Water safety appeal ahead of busy Bank Holiday

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Mayo County Council's water safety officer has highlighted some startling drowning statistics this week as part of an appeal to encourage people to stay safe in and around water as the busiest holiday weekend of the year gets underway.

National success for Galway swimmers

Galway SC swimmers were on the podium at the Irish National Open Swimming Championships, claiming nine medals and setting three new Connacht records.

 

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