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Swim Through Darkness - December 10 Swim

Swim Start Time 23:04

December 10 2020

Causeway Coast

Charity AWARE NI

Swim Distance 900m


Raging, I had hoped to break the 10km mark tonight. I changed direction towards the end of the swim because I was struggling to see incoming waves at all. I turned to allow the approaching waves to break the lit horizon of Portrush and Portstewart in the distance. In doing so I thought I would have made up the rest of the distance to make 10k but I was about 200m short or thereabouts! The section of the beach to the west of the wooden posts seems to be where its hardest to see waves approaching. I adapted to try make the distance by swimming to the west but finished a bit shorter than I'd planned. Anyway, plenty more swims to make it up.


Thank you for reading this far! Please if you have a few spare quid use it to help the charity AWARE NI via the link here.... https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/al-mennie



Info - I am swimming a total of 100km through the darkness, in the darkest and coldest months of the year off the North Coast of Ireland. My aim...to inspire those who may be struggling in dark times to keep going. I also aim to raise awareness and funds for the depression Charity Aware NI. We all face dark times in life at some point and it can be extremely overwhelming.


Safety - Please don't think that because I am doing this that you too should do this or something similar. I am very experienced in the sea with knowledge that is only gained through many years of exposure to the sea in all her moods. I have a safety and location system in place including continual contact with people on land every time I swim.