January 17, 2018
On the 29th September 2017 100 Irish Swimmers celebrated National Swimming Day by breaking the Guinness World Record 100 x 50m Relay at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre, Dublin.
The swimmers collectively set a time of 46 minutes 38.04 seconds breaking the previous record by over 9 minutes, the time has now been ratified as an official Guinness World Record!
Ireland’s fastest ever female swimmer Danielle Hill lead off the relay with Bangor swimmer Jack McMillan bringing it home. The team of swimmers aged from 15 – 60 included national squad members, club, masters, open water swimmers and water polo players coming together from all four regions!
Participants raised in excess of €10,000 with all proceeds going to the Irish Cancer Society and Northern Ireland Hospice.
Congratulations swimmers on your fantastic achievement!
Previous Record: 55 min 22.24 sec Record Set: 46 min 38.04 sec
Watch: Full Event & Highlight Video on Youtube