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Eilís Burns

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Eilís Burns is an inductee in the Hall of Fame – Marathon Swimming Ireland in its inaugural Class of 2018
4-person English Channel relay with Imelda Lynch (far left), Patrick Sheehan (second from left), Coach Eilis Burns (middle and an an Honour Contributor (Coach) in the Hall of Fame – Marathon Swimming Ireland of the inaugural Class of 2018), Oswald Schmidt (second from right), and Eddie Irwin (far right)
Eilís Burns

Eilís Burns is the most successful marathon swimming coach in Sandycove, Ireland and played six years on the Irish National Water Polo team.

Honours[edit]

Burns is an Honour Contributor (Coach) in the Hall of Fame – Marathon Swimming Ireland of the inaugural Class of 2018. Her Class of 2018 includes Honour Swimmer Chris Bryan, Honour Swimmer Lisa Cummins, Honour Swimmer Kieran Fitzgerald, Honour Swimmer Jack McClelland, Honour Swimmer Deirdre Ward, Honour Contributor Martin Cullen (Administrator), Honour Contributor Brian Meharg (Pilot), and Honour Contributor Quinton Nelson (Pilot).

Coaching & Athletic Career Highlights[edit]

2018 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Nomination[edit]

Eilís Burns transformed her international-level water polo, marathon swimming and Ireland masters talents to the open water world and was well deservingly inducted in the Hall of Fame – Marathon Swimming Ireland as an Honour Contributor (Coach) in its inaugural Class of 2018. Year in and year out, Burns works hard as a coach and mentor fully committed to swimmers from various walks of life and of all abilities to become successful open water swimmers. She has a tremendous influence in County Cork, Ireland that has lead to the development of hundreds of local marathon swimmers and dozens of successful crossings of the English Channel. For insisting that her swimmers raise charity funds - which exceeded €100,000 - instead of paying for her coaching services, for creating the requisite network, ambiance and knowledge base so Cork has become a global epicenter of marathon swimming, and for maintaining her passion for the sport since 1973, Eilís Burns of Ireland is a worthy nominee for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

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