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Fergal Somerville
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Fergal Somerville
Country Ambassador
Ireland
Dublin 9.
Ireland
Ireland
Country Association
Ireland
IISA ID: 49
Gender: Male
Age: 55
Ice Miles: 3
ICE 7s: 1
About Fergal Somerville
Born in 1963 I took to open water swimming in 2006. In 2009 I commenced my marathon swimming career with the great 12Km Inishbofin Challenge. I later swam my first of two Cork to Cobh swims. In 2010 I swam from Inis Meáin (Aran Island) to Ros a Mhíl (Galway coast). In 2011 I swam the English Channel. In 2012 I made my first attempt on the North Channel and then swam Dublin Bay two-way (Dun Laoghaire - Howth Head). In 2013 I became the oldest yet to swim the North Channel. The swim, on 16 June, is the earliest date the North Channel has ever been swam and the swim is recorded by WOWSA as the longest swim in less than 10 degrees by time (12:21) and distance (18.6 miles).

In February 2013 and 2014 I ran the Eastern Bay Invitational International Ice Mile Swims in Lough Dan, Co. Wicklow. The swims produced 5 and 7 ice miles respectively and recorded Ireland\'s first two time ice milers; Patrick Corkery, Finbarr Hedderman and myself. Others joining the ranks of international ice mile swimmers include John Daly, Carmel Collins and Colm Breathnach (2013) and Padraic Brady, Sabrina Wiedmer (Woman\'s World Record), Ion Lazarenco, Donal Buckley

Will you join me and other for the 2015 Eastern Bay Invitation International Ice Swim in Lough Dan?

Ice Miles

  Swim
Date
Swim
Location
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Swim
Dist.
Swim
Time
Water
Conditions
Air
Temp
Wind
Speed
Support  
1 24 Feb 2013 Lough Dan, Co. Wicklow, Ire... 3.60°C -3.00°C 1.00mi 0:28:50 Open Water (Lake) - - Boat view
2 22 Feb 2014 Lough Dan, Co. Wicklow, Ire... 3.30°C 3.00°C 1.00mi 0:28:49 Open Water (lake) - - Boat view
3 14 Feb 2015 Lough Dan, Co. Wicklow, Ire... 3.80°C 5.60°C 1.00mi 0:31:42 Open Water (Glacial lake in Wicklow Mountains) 7.20°C - Boat view

IISA 1km Swims

  Swim
Date
Event Name Country
Association
Event Venue Swim
Time
Stroke Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
AR ER WR WC  
1 30 Jan 2016 International Ice Swim... Ireland Wild Water, Armagh 16:07:00 Crawl 4.50°C -8.00°C         view
2 27 Jan 2018 World Cup, Ireland Ice... Ireland Wild Water Armagh 16:54:43 Crawl 4.40°C 10.00°C         view
AR = Age-Group Record
ER = Swim Event Record
WR = World Record
WC = World Championship Record

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