Swim Lough Rynn with Jonathan Beirne
Jonathan Beirne of “Ireland’s Fittest Family 2017” fame was one of the participants of Swim Lough Rynn 2018. His first ever open water swim, he managed to overcome his lack of confidence in the water and hasn’t stopped since!
“I completed my first open water swim at Lough Rynn last summer. This was a brilliant event and without this event I never would have put in the training for such a swim. Since completing the swim at Lough Rynn I’ve complete 3 sprint triathlons which I never would have attempted prior to this due to my lack of confidence in the water.
I could always swim but I never went to the pool and did lengths. So the thought of swimming constantly for 750 meters with no shallow end to take a break was very daunting. I definitely conquered my fear of open water swimming at Lough Rynn. This year I am attempting the 2km swim and I aim to complete the 4km next summer. It’s great to see such brilliant facilities being put to use in Mohill. There was such a great atmosphere at the event last year and I am looking forward to the swim again this year.
I would definitely advise swimmers of all levels to get involved in this event as the support offered with training programs prior to the event and the support on the day is second to none. Well done to everyone on creating such a successful event last year and best wishes for many years of success with this annual event in Lough Rynn.”
Swim Lough Rynn 2019 takes place again on Sunday 28th July. Register here: http://bit.ly/2Ws08dn