Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim
Originally held in 1914, the event will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2014. It annually draws more than 420 swimmers in its 99th edition and crowds in excess of 5,000. Most swimmers compete for age group prizes (under 20, 20-24, 25-29...up to 80-84) while others raise money for local charities. Following the swim a very social atmosphere continues on the boardwalk outside the Clarion Hotel and various festivities into the night.
Video of 2011 Race
2 km (1,700m downstream and 300m upstream)
City Lee River, Cork
Name Joe Donnelly and Oswald Schmidt
Event Date: 12 July 2014
Website: Lee Swim