A SWIM IN PINK will be taking place Bank Holiday Monday in Kilrush.

Over 130 people attended last year’s Swim in Pink in Cappa and organisers are hopeful of surpassing that figure for 2023.

Pauline Dunleavy is one of the key organisers and she spoke to The Clare Echo ahead of Monday’s event which commences at 3pm in Cappa, Kilrush. All funds raised go towards the Breast Cancer Institution.

She explained, “The Mermaids and Buoys were established over three years ago with people heading to the River Shannon during Covid to forget the worries of the world. The group started off with people gathering randomly each morning and before we knew it, our numbers trebled. A WhatsApp group was set up and now we have over 90 people all coming from all over.

“Cold water swimming has huge benefits to one’s health and every day we swim the challenges of life are lessened. The group have done quite a few fundraising events from Darkness into Light last May, Dip in the Nip last July and this year is our second year doing Swim in Pink.

“Numbers last year reached over 130 with such excitement and elation from everyone who took part. It was a rainy morning but it didn’t dampen our spirits.

“This year we are hoping to break our record when we ask people to dig deep on bank holiday Monday at 3pm to support the great cause for the Breast Cancer Research Institute.

“Our members will continue to swim throughout winter ad everyone is welcome to join our big morning swim, which is every Sunday (10am from November and 9am from May 2024) Its fun, social, interactive and a great way to meet lovely people”.

For more information contact Pauline Dunleavy on 086 8339347.

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