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Sarah coughlan
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Sarah coughlan
Ireland
Tipperary
Ireland
Ireland
Country Association
Ireland
IISA ID: 363
Gender: Female
Age: 46
Ice Miles: 1
ICE 7s: 1
About Sarah coughlan
I started winter swimming in 2019 with the Narwhals club in Limerick. We trained 2 to 3 days per week in either the river Shannon, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick or in Lough Derg, Twomilegate, Killaloe, Co. Clare. I competed at the IISA National Ice Swimming Championships, 1,000 metres freestyle, in Wild Water Armagh on 25th January, 2020. In at time of 18 minutes 53 seconds, placed 6th lady out of 17. I raised EUR3,500 for homelessness in Limerick as a fundraiser.
On 1st Feb, 2020, I competed at the 8th Eastern Bay Invitational International Ice Mile at Clontarf Baths. I swam 1,600m in 31.07 minutes in water temperatures of 6.4 to 7 degrees, my first time completing a mile in cold water. Five females and 18 males completed the mile.
I swam my first Ice Mile on 12th Feb, 2020 in Lough Derg, Twomilegate, Killaloe, CO. Clare in 38.44mins. Water temp was 4.8 degrees, air temp was 2.7 and windchill was -1.1. Delighted to have accomplished this after all the hard training put in during the winter.

Ice Miles

  Swim
Date
Swim
Location
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Swim
Dist.
Swim
Time
Water
Conditions
Air
Temp
Wind
Speed
Support  
1 12 Feb 2020 Twomilegate, Killaloe, Co. ... 4.80°C -1.10°C 1.00mi 0:38:44 Lake (Sheltered harbour on inland freshwater lake) 2.70°C 15 km/h - view

Qualifying Swims

  Swim
Date
Swim
Location
Swimmer
Condition
Status Swim
Dist.
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Swim
Time
Stroke Observer  
1 14 Dec 2019 Twomilegate, Killaloe, Co.... Good Accepted 1100m 5.50°C 0.00°C 20:44:00 Crawl Brian Dillon view
2 19 Dec 2019 Shannon River,... Excellent Accepted 1100m 5.20°C 0.00°C 19:51:00 Crawl john ryan view
4 27 Dec 2019 Twomilegate, Killaloe, Co.... Excellent Accepted 1100m 4.90°C 0.00°C 20:30:00 Crawl Pearse Ryan view
6 07 Jan 2020 Shannon River,... Excellent Accepted 1100m 6.30°C 0.00°C 20:00:00 Crawl john ryan view
8 11 Jan 2020 Lough Derg, Twomilegate... Excellent Accepted 1400m 6.10°C 6.20°C 26:00:00 Crawl Mark Hannigan view

Other Swims

Solo
  Swim
Date
Location
(Description)
Time
Taken
Swim
Distance
Avg Dist.
Per Day
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Observer /
Witness
Awards  
1 1 Dec 2019 Clontarf Baths, Dublin,...
(Group swim with Limerick...)
23:00 1,120 m - 6.9°C [hi]
5.9°C [lo]
0°C John Ryan   view
2 11 Dec 2019 Shannon River,...
(Group training swim)
10:00 500 m - 6°C [hi]
5.9°C [lo]
0°C John Ryan   view
3 14 Dec 2019 Twomilegate, Killaloe, Co....
(Group training swim)
20:00 1,100 m - 5.6°C [hi]
5.5°C [lo]
0°C Brian Dillon   view

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