Teena Gates is an escort kayaker who guided Vanessa Daws on The Lambay Circumnavigation, the third swim of The Lambay Swim Trilogy on 6 September 2016, 3 hours 17 minutes of open water swimming around Lambay Island in Dublin Bay, Ireland amid Lion's mane jellyfish, plenty of seals and rough conditions while swimming alongside an escort boat with Fergal Somerville as the observer and safety chief.
The Lambay Swim Trilogy
The Lambay Swim Trilogy is an art project by Vanessa Daws, an American visual artist and open water swimmer. Her art practice explores place through swimming; swimming as research, process and live event. The Lambay Swim Trilogy includes three open water swims: The Lambay Swim Collaborative Journey in 2013, the Lambay Solo Swim Expedition in 2015, and The Lambay Circumnavigation in 2016.
The Lambay Solo Swim Expedition was the second swim of The Lambay Swim Trilogy by Vanessa Daws, an 8 km solo swim from the huts at Low Rock, Malahide, Co Dublin to Lambay Island Harbour in 2 hours 37 minutes with members of the scientific, artistic and swimming communities accompanying her on the support boat and to respond to the swim as they would in their own professional activities.
Vanessa Daws is an American visual artist and open water swimmer who has created ‘Psychoswimography’ or art swim projects in watery spaces as diverse as the frozen Pirita River, Estonia; the Rideau Canal, Canada; The President’s Fountain, Bulgaria; the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara; UCD Lake, Dublin; the M50 Aqueduct, Dublin and the bogs of Ballycroy, Co Mayo. Her art practice explores place through swimming; swimming as research, process and live event.