Catherine Breed (26), from California, who has become the first person in 2019 to successfully swim the North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

A California woman has described her success at becoming the first person in 2019 to conquer the North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland a(...)

Fionnuala Walsh trains off the west Clare coast

Fionnuala Walsh’s mother couldn’t swim, so she made sure her six children could. Growing up on the Shannon Estuary, the record-breaking long-distance(...)