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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Swimmers

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Photos: hardy souls brave the rain and cold and take to the sea for Christmas day swims
Every Christmas Day people take to the sea to work up an appetite for the day’s feasting.
Irish Coast Guard and RNLI issue water safety plea as callouts to open water swimmers increase
Over the past week, eight separate incidents arose in the Dublin-Wicklow area alone.
Weirdly shaped mouse sperm can be used to tell species apart
Being able to better differentiate between species will help researchers fight the spread of diseases they carry.
Coast Guard rescues two swimmers who got into difficulty on Dublin beaches
The swimmers got into difficulty on Burrow Beach and Claremont Beach in Howth.
'They're not normal lakes or rivers': ESB warns people against swimming in reservoirs
They said unusual flows of water and uneven ground can lead to dangers for swimmers.
Gardaí warn 'stay out of the water' after swimmer rescued in Sandycove
The woman got into difficulty in stormy waters.
Drone rescues two Australian swimmers in world's first
Australia is leading the use of the technology in surf lifesaving, with dozens of drones being trialled on beaches around the country.
Photos: Swimmers brave the autumn chill to take part in Dublin's historic Liffey Swim
The first race took place in 1920.
Swimming ban at Sandymount Strand due to possible pollution
A special advisory notice has also been issued for Velvet Strand in Portmarnock.
'If 17 people got hit on the roads in a day it'd be huge news' - off-duty lifeguards save man from lethal rip-tide
Brother and sister Bernard and Róisín Cahill were in the right place at the right time to help a stricken bather in Co Clare recently.
Paralympic Breakfast: Dunlevy and McCrystal hoping to end Paralympics on a high
In addition, 14-year-old Nicole Turner competes in the Swimming S6 100m Free Heats this afternoon.
Video undermines US Olympic swimmers' 'mugging' story
Doubt has been cast over the testimonies of four US Olympians who claimed they were mugged at gunpoint in Rio.
US swimmer Ryan Lochte ordered to stay in Brazil by judge
The 12-time medal winner claimed he was robbed at gunpoint.
Heading to the beach? A new warning has been issued over this jellyfish
Meanwhile, new statistics show that 122 people died from drowning last year.
Four swimmers rescued after getting caught in rip current off Dublin coast
A RNLI volunteer entered the water to rescue the casualties over risk of hypothermia.
Swimmers warned that full moon will make Christmas Day swims more hazardous
The full moon only happens once every forty years or so.
This ice cream man got himself into a sticky situation on a Donegal beach
Life’s a beach.
12 facts about sperm everyone should know
Class is in session.
Australian beaches reopen as 'monster shark' moves on
The monster shark has been nicknamed ‘Bruce’.
Shark sighting closes Australia's Bondi Beach
A police helicopter spotted what may have been a bull shark.
Do you drink this much alcohol a week? It could be damaging your sperm*
*If you’re a man, obviously.
Tourists urged to take care swimming after boy dies from box jellyfish sting in Thailand
Hotels have been told to prepare emergency kits for jellyfish stings.
Seventeen deadly lion's mane jellyfish removed from Dublin beaches
Red warning flags have been erected on Killiney, Sandycove and Seapoint beaches.
Deadly Lion's mane jellyfish spotted in Dublin Bay
A young girl was rushed to hospital yesterday in Cork due to a severe reaction to a jellyfish sting.
Lunchtime bathers in Cork today got a visit from massive basking shark
No need to panic though, these sharks are veggies.
The goggles and swimming cap of a woman taken by a shark have been found
Christine Armstrong was with a group of people on their regular morning swim when she went missing 350km south of Sydney.
Woman killed by shark during morning swim
Christine Armstrong (63) had been with a group but was attacked after she turned back.
Heatwave led to 34 per cent surge in Coast Guard call-outs
Crews were tasked to total of 2,343 incidents in the first ten months of this year.
Bundoran Lifeboat busy at Mullaghmore triathlon
The RNLI team assisted 11 swimmers during the Sligo race.