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Irish Triple Crown (of Open Water Swimming)

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North Channel (between Donaghadee and Portpatrick)
Dál Riada Channel (between Mull of Kintyre and Cushendal / Torr Head)
Oa Channel (between the Mull of Oa on the Isle of Islay and the Giants causeway)

noun - The Irish Triple Crown is an achievement that requires the completion of 3 different solo marathon swims and is governed by the Irish Long Distance Swimming Associationwhich include a celebration and presentation of medals at their annual awards event.


Current Irish Triple Crown[edit]

Former Irish Triple Crown[edit]

The Irish Triple Crown was formerly defined as 3 channel swims within Ireland and Northern Ireland:

  • 35.0 km across the North Channel between Donaghadee in Northern Ireland and Portpatrick in Scotland
  • 20.7 km across the Dál Riada Channel between Mull of Kintyre and Cushendal / Torr Head
  • 30.9 km across the Oa Channel between the Mull of Oa on the Isle of Islay and the Giants causeway

Synonyms[edit]

Irish Triple Crown, Irish Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming

2021 World Open Water Swimming Event of the Year Nomination[edit]

The series was nominated for the 2021 World Open Water Swimming Event of the Year Award. The winners and nominees included:

Winner: Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli (Italy)
First Runner-up: Irish Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming (Ireland)
Second Runner-up: Mediterranean Peace Route (Cyprus-Turkey)
4. Authentic Marathon Swim (Greece)
5. Asociación Mexicana de Aguas Abiertas (Mexico)
6. Tampa Bay Frogman Swim (USA)
7. Strait of Bonifacio (Italy-France)
8. Around-Coronado Swim (USA) tie
8. DC Marathon Swim (USA) tie
10. Olympic 10K Marathon Swim (Japan)
11. Rottnest Channel Swim (Australia)
12. Wörthersee Swim Austria (Austria)
13. Race For The Conch Eco-SeaSwim (Turks & Caicos)
14. Trans Tahoe Relay (USA)
15. Perhentian Island Marathon Swim (Malaysia)

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