I started pool swimming in my mid/late twenties. A beach swim to a pontoon one summer started my sea swimming days. I took to the ocean in a wetsuit on my own initially, but soon found myself swimming in a little group with friends, and friends of friends who wanted to give it a go, or train for triathlons. I swam around Sandycove Island, West Cork, Ireland for a few years. On moving to NYC I found my way to Brighton Beach firstly in 2014. A few years later I returned, and dropped the wetsuit for some colorful trunks.
I have swam in the Sandycove Challenge (2015 + 2016), Grimaldos mile (2014), RichiesGoldenMile (Garnish Island to Baltimore Harbour 2013), Gaddin Abt Garnish (3km 2013), Schull Cross Harbor 2011, & Sandycove challenge 2009 to 2013. I have crewed a 20 Bridges Swim (2020), and a Cibbows Juicy Lucy Swim (2020).