Diary of an LOS Swimmer #1

THERE is a competition in Irish open water swimming which seeks no such thing as swimming brilliance, but instead demands dedication, absurd perseverance, and a consistent state of average.

The day the fog set in

I WILL always remember being a quarter into the Leinster Open Sea Swimming County Wicklow 3k race, because that was the first time my goggles fogged up on me.

Water Human #1| Swimming brings me souls

I wanted to be an Olympian as a kid. I wanted to travel the world swimming for my country. Not because I was patriotic, or to win Gold medals, but because, to me, the Olympics were as far as swimming could go. And I wanted to go there.