28 FebWould You Swim the Length of Ireland?

Alan Corcoran aims to do so, with a 500 km swim

Giants Causeway swim starting point. Image by Remizov (Shutterstock).

For daring swimmers, swimming the English Channel is the pinnacle of many people’s achievements. It is all the more challenging, being one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. The 33 kilometres is nothing on the 500 km that cover the length of Ireland.

Alan Corcoran aims to do just that, for charitable endeavour. For his future swim, he will start at Giant’s Causeway then finish at Dunmore East, his home town. The Marathon Man, as he has dubbed himself on his website, is no stranger to equally challenging feats. In 2012, he ran 35 marathons in 35 consecutive days.

His 500 km feat will be done in 30 stages. In other words, 16.67 kilometres per day. He aims to raise €50,000 for his endeavours, with the money going to the Irish Cancer Society and the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dublin.

Alan’s father was Milo Corcoran, formerly the chairman of Waterford United football club. He held the FAI presidency in 2001. In 2011, the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dublin rehabilitated his father following a stroke. Last August he passed away, after battling cancer.

If he’s not swimming, Alan works as a town planner. He is looking for sponsors, a trailer, and a campervan. His challenge begins on the 13 May this year. We at Swim and Leisure Supplies wish him the very best of luck and hope he succeeds by the middle of June.

Swim and Leisure Supplies, 28 February 2017.

Giant’s Causeway image by Remizov (via Shutterstock).

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