Sinead Delaney of Phoenix swimming club celebrates after winning the 100th Liffey Swim women’s race,. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A 15-year-old boy and a 38-year-old garda, both from Co Meath, were the winners of this year’s Liffey Swim. Teenager Mark Hanley, who is a membe(...)

Julie-Ann Somers: “I soon realised that after a hectic week at work, my swim at either Seapoint or The Forty Foot became a high point of my weekend.”

For many years I have participated in the summer season of sea swimming. However each September, following the Liffey Swim, I have left the outdoors b(...)

The Lee Swim is a point-to-point swimming race through the centre of Cork City

“From the rivers to the sea” might well be the catch-cry of Dublin Swimming Club member Christine Mahoney who, this weekend, will become one of only a(...)

Making waves in the River Liffey. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

On September 19th, the Liffey will be churned white by hundreds of swimmers forging a 2,200-metre path down the river as fast as they can. I hope the (...)

A flock of swans join the swimmers.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Renaissance men and women they may not all be, but many of the 257 men and 111 women who took part in the 95th annual Liffey Swim were inspired by (...)