Sorcha Barry and Kevin Thornton
Kevin Thornton became the first man to cross Galway Bay
Thornton undertook the 26 km challenge as part of the Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim. He completed the Galway Bay double traverse as a fund-raising swim.
Barry swam with Sorcha Barry. Barry and Thornton completed their swim in 5 hours 41 minutes, surviving on a pure malted carbohydrate drink and jelly babies fed to them from their safety boat.