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Women and older sea swimmers susceptible to pulmonary condition, report reveals
Women and older sea swimmers are more likely to suffer from a condition called pulmonary oedema which causes fluid on the lungs, according to authors of a new study, which revealed that the condition has been reported in 1 to 2% of open-water swimmers.
Be prepared for your Christmas and New Year Swim
Water Safety Ireland is urging those planning a Christmas and New Year swim to get in slowly to help avoid cold shock and to get out of the water before getting too cold, to avoid hypothermia. It is also appealing to those unaccustomed to winter swimming to wear a swim cap, wetsuit and booties and to warm up fast after the short dip.
Ballyloughane Beach to remain open for swimming following positive water quality results
Ballyloughane Beach will be again open for swimming next summer, after its water was given a status of ‘excellent’, following recent tests.
Swim the Bay your way this August
The annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West which is now in its 16th year will be taking place throughout the month of August.
Swimming expected to be allowed at Ballyloughane beach this summer
Swimming is expected to be allowed at Ballyloughane beach this summer, after Galway City Council officials indicated that Ballyloughane's bathing water is expeceted to meet the required standard.
Galway swimmers to raise funds for Threshold
Swimmers in Galway will have the opportunity to raise much-needed funds for national housing charity Threshold as the Atlantic Masters Swimming Club has relaunched its popular Turkey Swim for 2020, with no fixed location due to Covid-19 restrictions.
From Galway to Melbourne, swimmers virtual swim raises over €100k
The annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West has been held throughout the month of August this year and has already raised more than €100,000.
Swimmers wanted for research into superbugs in water
A team of researchers at NUI Galway is calling on swimmers and surfers to take part in a project to find out if recreational water users are more at risk of picking up superbugs.
Twelve beaches in Mayo have excellent quality bathing water - EPA report finds
The quality of bathing water at 12 of 15 beaches in Mayo was found to be excellent, with a further three classified as having good quality water, according to the latest report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Children at greater risk of drowning during COVID 19 restrictions, warn Irish Water Safety
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.