Brendan takes first place in Irish Open Water Race


On 20 August Brendan Bennett from Platinum squad, took part in the Gartan Swim Challenge in County Donegal, Ireland. This open event takes place in Gartan Lake in the beautiful Glenveigh national park. The peat-coloured water was a chilly 16C but Brendan doesn’t like wetsuits so went ahead and won the 750m race in skins in just 12:10, fighting off a late challenge from a very good Irish female swimmer. Brendan’s excellent open water ‘sighting’ skills were key to his victory. He may have to return next year as the trophy has to be returned!

Full results can be viewed here and local press coverage here.

Garten swim - Brendan - 1    Garten swim - Brendan - 3   Garten swim - Brendan - 2

Anyone interested in taking part in 2017 please speak to Brendan or Seamus.

(Report by Seamus Bennett)