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Endurance Swim at Midleton College
Article Uploaded : 28/09/2021 09:08:34 by Midleton College

Endurance Swim at Midleton College outdoor swimming pool from Friday Oct 1st 3.30pm until Saturday Oct 2nd at 9.30pm.
This event is a community reimagining of Mercedes Gleitze’s record breaking Endurance Swim that she carried out at the Eglinton Street Baths in Cork in 1930.

We hope there will be at least one person swimming around the pool for the entire 30-hour duration of the event, to replicate Mercedes’ own efforts.
Music was very important to Mercedes, she often had musicians or a gramophone accompany her on her swims. Our own Endurance Swim will have a rolling programme of performance on the pool deck for the entirety of the swim.
Any students interested in participating can swim for free between 3.30pm and 5.30pm on Friday, if you would like to sign up during these hours please email Miss Farr at [email protected]

If you want to enter outside of these hours, please sign up via eventbrite as below:

You can book a swim for up to an hour from Friday Oct 1st 5.30pm until Saturday Oct 2nd at 9.30pm.
€5 a swim, half the ticket price goes to Water Safety Ireland.
Swim tickets: (you have to be able to swim in deep water to book)
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/swimming-a-long-way-together-cork-endurance-swim-swimmer-tickets-tickets-171996354727?fbclid=IwAR35iMusFlYrMe15kzCIwNIAdC2EGlsHtW8RH41qZ-Yk1L4DQtaeraEs5RI