Owen O'Keefe River Blackwater swim

evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
edited August 2013 in Cheering Section


  • Thanks, @evmo. I did finish the swim. It was a total of 60 km (all downstream) and I completed it in 12 hrs 8 mins. Apart from walking down two weirs and taking a few steps over rapids, I followed standard English Channel rules. @loneswimmer can vouch for this as he observed the entire swim.

    My report can be found here: Fermoy to Youghal Swim Report
    http://fermoyfish.com – Owen O'Keefe (Fermoy, Ireland)
  • Good on you Owen! Congratulations.
    Sisu: a Finnish term meaning strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity.
  • I was one of the many who turned out on the route to see Owen's extraordinary swim.
    Inspirational stuff!
    I tried to convince myself, but, orange flavour electrolyte, mixed with hot chocolate,
    tastes nothing like Terry's Chocolate Orange ....
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