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Colleen Blair

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Colleen Blair, member of the Cold Triple Crown
Colleen Blair, member of the Cold Triple Crown

Colleen Blair, MBE is a 40-year-old Scottish open water swimmer and the Regional Swimming Development Manager – Highlands, Islands & Moray for Scottish Swimming who serves as a Marathon Swimming Mentor.

Open Water Swimming Career

Pentland Firth

"The Pentland Firth was a tough swim but it felt great to complete a challenge that no one has completed before. I heavily relied on my support team to keep me on the right track as the tides are so strong and would like to say thanks to all three of them — Robert Smith, my dad Bill Blair and my sister Shannon Davies."

North Channel Crossing


On 12 September 2008, Blair departed Northern Ireland and successfully crossed the North Channel arriving in Scotland 15 hours and 23 minutes later, escorted by Brian Meharg. She was the first person to swim from County Antrim to Scotland.

World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year

Ireland Ice Swimming Championships


Video by Pádraig Mallon at the 2015 Ireland Ice Swimming Championships, hosted by the Camlough Lake Water Festival at Wild Water Armagh (Conroy Pond) in Northern Ireland.

Marathon Swim Stories

She appeared with Shannon House Keegan on Marathon Swim Stories.

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