Monday, September 14, 2009

Day 6: 113 Hours Down, 328K Swum, 172K Left

As of 11:00 am local time today, the world record attempt at the longest open water swimming relay in history is making significant headway.

According to organizers Padraig Mallon, & Aoife Mc Court / Lynch, everything is running to plan with the weather conditions brilliant.

People from all over Ireland have been come in huge numbers to support Camlough Record Team. Over the weekend, hundreds of people turned out to cheer on the swimmer who are now 113 hours into the attempt.

328K has been swum to date with only 172K left to swim to reach their target of 500K.

The organizers predict the record will be set by Wednesday. However, the team's plan is to continue swimming until 11:00 am on Saturday. All the swim slots have been covered until Saturday so the new record will most likely be set with much room to spare.

Photos by Jacqueline Galway Photography.

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