Torture Swim

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Ned Denison and channel swimmers on The Torture Swim in Cork, Ireland, produced by Alan Goldberg and hosted by Jeff Glor of 60 Minutes Sports
CBS 60 Minutes Sports host Jeff Glor swimming around Sandycove Island in Cork, Ireland as part of The Torture Swim

The Torture Swim is a televised segment about the Cork Distance Week founded and organized by Ned Denison in Cork, Ireland. The program, centered at Sandycove Island, was created and produced by 60 Minutes Sports of CBS News and will premiere on Showtime in the United States. It was hosted by Jeff Glor and produced by Alan Goldberg.

The Tortune Swim is nominated for the 2014 WOWSA Awards' World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination

"Like a perfect golf swing or 10m platform dive, it looks so good when things come together. Producer Alan Goldberg, host Jeff Glor and protagonist Ned Denison came together to create The Torture Swim, a look at the one of the most dangerous and unheralded sports in the world. For a group of unknown adults training around a small Irish island to be showcased on America, something – and everyone – has to be special. The rawness and cruelty of the sport, the ambiance and the challenges of Cork Distance Week, the turbulence and inherent risks of the sea were marvelously captured and showcased for television audiences with short attention spans. But the scenery and emotions enraptured viewers as the program kicked off with powerful imagery and never let up as it culminated in explaining the inexplicable – why swimmers accept physical agony beyond comprehension. For its compelling presentation of the sport, for making heroes of everyday swimmers, for its ingenuity in creating stunning visuals of Sandycove Island, The Torture Swim by 60 Minutes Sports is a worthy nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year."

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2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nominees

Cork Distance Week

The Torture Swim hosted by Jeff Glor, produced by Alan Goldberg at Sandycove Island, Ireland during Cork Distance Week, organized by Ned Denison

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