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Rory Fitzgerald

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Triskelion relay open water swimmers Olive Conroy (Ireland), Conor Turner (Ireland), Elina Makïnen (Finland), Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden), Rory Fitzgerald (Ireland), and Carole Laporte (France) that crossed 69.7 km across the Irish Sea between the Isle of Man and Ardglass, Northern Ireland on 17-18 June 2017 in 18 hours 8 minutes and 32 seconds
Triskelion open water swimmers Olive Conroy (Ireland), Conor Turner (Ireland), Elina Makïnen (Finland), Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden), Rory Fitzgerald (Ireland), and Carole Laporte (France), escort pilots Pádraig Mallon of Infinity Channel Swimming and Piloting Services on AMac and Nicky Donnelly on Melody Bay, and support crew Milo McCourt and Jacqueline McClelland that crossed 69.7 km across the Irish Sea between the Isle of Man and Ardglass, Northern Ireland on 17-18 June 2017 in 18 hours 8 minutes and 32 seconds
Triskelion open water swimmers Olive Conroy (Ireland), Conor Turner (Ireland), Elina Makïnen (Finland), Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden), Rory Fitzgerald (Ireland), and Carole Laporte (France), escort pilots Pádraig Mallon of Infinity Channel Swimming and Piloting Services on AMac and Nicky Donnelly on Melody Bay, and support crew Milo McCourt and Jacqueline McClelland that crossed 69.7 km across the Irish Sea between the Isle of Man and Ardglass, Northern Ireland on 17-18 June 2017 in 18 hours 8 minutes and 32 seconds

Rory Fitzgerald (born 1959) is a 60-year-old British open water swimmer and an ice swimmer, currently ranked #9 in the International Ice Swimming Association's ice circuit who represents the Winchester City Penguins.

Open Water Swimming Career

From The Isle of Man To Ireland

Elina Makïnen, Keith Garry, Anna-Carin Nordin, Rory Fitzgerald, Conor Turner and Fionnuala Walsh will attempt to cross from the Isle of Man to Ireland in 2016 under the direction of Pádraig Mallon of Infinity Channel Swimming and Piloting Services.

Channel Crossing Association

Fitzgerald participated in a relay crossing of the English Channel on 6 April 2016 in 11 hours 26 minutes, organized by Howard James for The Alexa Trust and escorted by pilots Andy King and Eric Hartley of the Channel Crossing Association. It was the earliest relay crossing in English Channel history and included Matthew Culverwell (1st), Redy Redfern (2nd), Rory Fitzgerald (4rd), Phia Steyn (4th), Jeremy Irvine (5th), Clare Hansell (6th), Pip Barry (6th), and Annette Stewart (8th).

Swimming with Shivers

Fitzgerald is an open water swimmer who wrote a story for Swimming With Shivers, a book co-authored by Claire Bunker-Fellingham and Gary Standen about true stories from, by and about open water swimmers doing cold water swimming, winter swimming, and ice swimming. The stories in Swimming with Shivers are from, by and about Carl Atkinson, Deborah Banks, Ram Barkai, Jo Barkwith, Andy Bennett, Katie Blair, Sylvia Bland, Gideon Bright, Claire Bunker-Fellingham, Judith Charman, Sze-Ming Cheung, Chillswim, Tracy Clark, David Coleman, Phil Coombe, Talbott Crowell, Ned Denison, Nick Dorey, Dryrobe, Ros Edmonds, Daniel Gilmore, Will Glendinning, Gone Swimming, Rebecca Goodson, Julie Gregory, Shaun Hales, Happy Cold Swimming, Louise Hazelton, Colin Hill, Elaine Howley, International Ice Swimming Association, Roni Jelgavas, Mark Johansen, Jody Jones, Ele Jump, Ger Kennedy, Ivan Lewis, Julie Lloyd, Jules McRobbie, Sally Minty-Gravett MBE, Jaimie Monahan, Steven Munatones, Diane Murphy Weaver, Jim Nyberg, Barry O'Connor, Outdoor Swimmer, Simon Parkin, Lisa Peake, Kevin Proctor, Jane Saycet, Val Smith, Fergal Somerville, Jodi Songhurst, Gary Standen, Lucy Stansfield, Kate Steels-Fryatt, Swimming With Smiles Book, Tidal Wave Fitness, Jonty Warneken, Karen Weir, Haydn Welch, Samantha Whelpton, Emily Whittaker, and Nicola Wood.

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