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Ian Conroy

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Ian Conroy is an Irish cold water swimmer, event administrator, and observer who built the Conroy Pond in Northern Ireland. The Conroy Pond was where the 2015 Ireland Ice Swimming Championships were held.

Ireland Ice Swimming Championships[edit]


Video by Ger Kennedy at the 2010 Ireland Ice Swimming Championships, hosted by the Ian Conroy at Wild Water Armagh (Conroy Pond) in Northern Ireland.


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.

Infinity 5 North Channel Relay Team[edit]

Conroy was an escort crew member of the Infinity 5 North Channel Relay Team was a 5-person relay that crossed the North Channel and consisted of Joe Belton, David Burke, Gillian McShane, Noel Grimes, and Thomas O'Hagan with Patricia McParland as crew and Pádraig Mallon as escort pilot.

Eastern Bay Invitational International Ice Mile Swim[edit]


Conroy served as the official timekeeper for the International Ice Swimming Association

Two-way North Channel Crossing[edit]

Conroy served as an observer for Caroline Block's two-way crossing attempt of the North Channel on 4-5 August 2017 that took 28 hours 55 minutes.

IISA Ireland 1K National Championships[edit]

He served as the event director of the 2019 IISA Ireland 1k National Championships, a sanctioned International Ice Swimming Association event with 6 races held in Wild Water Armagh, Ireland.

Irish Sea Relay[edit]

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